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Program Details

Accreditation

Presentation College’s Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.  Information about accreditation of surgical technology programs can be found at www.caahep.org or write to:

CAAHEP
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL  33756
(727) 210-2350

Mission Statement

The mission of this Surgical Technology Program is to develop surgical technologists into responsible operating room team members.  Program graduates will work to promote and maintain healthy patient outcomes in the surgical environment.  Each graduate will be a skilled and experienced asset to any surgical community.

Certification

Upon graduation from Presentation College’s Surgical Technology Certificate Program, students will be eligible to take the professional certification examination given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Successful completion of this exam provides students with a nationally recognized credential to practice surgical technology. It also allows them to continue in Presentation College’s Associate of Science Surgical Technology Completion program.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the Surgical Technology Certification Exam (CST) credentialing examination compared to the number of graduates who take the examination. Consistent with CAAHEP STANDARDS, programs must document a five-year credentialing examination pass rate average of not less than 70% at first attempt, within six months of graduation. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average for the reporting period of August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2013 was 50%. Nine of the eighteen graduates of this program taking the CST certification examination within six months of graduation passed on first attempt.
• There is no pass rate threshold for the period of 8/1/2008 – 7/31/2009 for programs approved to use the CST exam as their elected Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE).

Program Requirements

All surgical technology students must adhere to program, hospital, and professional policies and standards.  Supportive behavioral attributes include an ability to follow directions, rigorous self-accountability based on conscientiousness and trustworthiness, and strict maintenance of a positive and professional attitude.

Requirements include:

      •Minimum ACT composite of 18 and GPA of 2.2 

      •Background checks 

      •Students must provide proof of current and required immunizations. Click here for the required health form including immunization records.

      •A physical health assessment 

      •Students must present a current CPR certificate “healthcare provider level.”

      •Other required paperwork must be completed.

      •A “C” or above in all required courses is needed to progress.

      •Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to proceed in courses.

      •Each student must demonstrate technical standards of the Surgical Technology Program.

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