Cape Fear Community College’s surgical technology program recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist exam this year.
The exam is required of all surgical technology students before they can begin working in the field. The exam is administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Subjects include pre-operative care, operative procedures, post-operative procedures, sterilization, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, surgical pharmacology and administrative procedures.
CFCC’s surgical technology lead instructor Denise Gautsch stated that she was proud of her students for this outstanding achievement. She added that many of the graduates have already found jobs in the field.
The college’s surgical technology program is a two-year associate in applied science degree curriculum which prepares students to work as part as a surgical team in hospitals and surgical centers. Students learn their skills in a simulated operating room setting located in CFCC’s Union Station Building.