The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The Surgical Technology Degree programs provide learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the program receive a Surgical Technology degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists. The National Certification exam is given prior to graduation. Students that pass the national certification exam will earn the credential Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). The Surgical Technology department reported a 100% pass rate for the certification exam on its 2019 annual accreditation report.