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Penn College Program Receives Merit Award From National Board

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology program has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving at least a 90-percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015.

Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST credential is required for employment as a surgical technologist within many health care organizations.

In a Penn College laboratory, surgical technology students learn to facilitate safe and effective surgical procedures.
In a Penn College laboratory, surgical technology students learn to facilitate safe and effective surgical procedures.

Penn College offers an associate degree in surgical technology, which can be continued to a bachelor’s degree in applied health studies: surgical technology concentration. The bachelor-degree courses are available online.

The college’s five-year pass rate for first-time test takers of the Certified Surgical Technologist exam exceeds the national average.

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, formerly the LCC-ST, was established in 1974 as the certifying agency for surgical technologists.

To learn more about the Surgical Technology Program at Penn College, call 570-327-4519.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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