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Surgical technology program achieves national merit award

Monday, November 18, 2013
Program's students earned a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination.

Laramie County Community College's surgical technology program has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the most recent annual cycle.

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 is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists and is often required for employment within many health care organizations.

Over the past seven years, the program’s overall pass rate has been nearly 90%.

Additionally, during a recent accreditation site visit, the accrediting team recognized many strengths in the program, including LCCC’s health science building and the community’s high regard for the surgical technology program and its graduates.
“I am so proud of these students’ accomplishments,” Kathy Snyder, program director, said. “They have demonstrated the knowledge necessary to provide competent, safe surgical patient care and now have national recognition of their success.”
For more information about this field of study and how to apply for the program, call (307) 778-1155 or email ksnyder@lccc.wy.edu.