The Surgical Technology program prepares students to work as an effective surgical team member. Students learn a variety of skills in lecture, experiential lab, and practical settings. Entry-level skills include peri-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care, aseptic technique, sterile procedures, surgical instrumentation, and sterile processing. Clinical practice locations include hospitals and surgical centers throughout Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon.
Both CBC and the Surgical Technology program are independently accredited. CBC is accredited through the premier regional accrediting body, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Columbia Basin College Surgical Technology certificate program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354
Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are provided a One-Year Operating Room Aide Certificate and a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology are eligible for national board certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting at NBSTSA.org
The 2017 NBSTSA Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination pass rate for graduates of the CBC Surgical Technology program is 86%. Source: 2018 ARC/STSA Annual Report.
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