Surgical Technologist Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Surgical Technology program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Define and relate the principles underlying the profession of surgical technology, including anatomy and pathophysiology of the human body, microbiology, pharmacology, and operating room skills, techniques, instrumentation, equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the principles of aseptic technique and basic case preparation skills primarily in the sterile role.
  • Demonstrate practical skills required to work as a competent surgical technologist in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of surgical case management.
  • Apply critical thinking skills for appropriate and safe care of the patient in the operating room.
  • Demonstrate the role of a surgical technologist as part of an operating room team providing comprehensive care for patients.
  • Demonstrate the practice according to the ethical principles and legal requirements of the profession of surgical technology.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and professional skills of interpersonal communication with all patients and other members of the health care team.

Outcome Assessment Exam Pass Rate (NBSTSA Certification Test)

  • 2011 Graduating Class – 88% (21/24)
  • 2012 Graduating Class – 100% (20/20)
  • 2013 Graduating Class – 95% (21/22)
  • 2014 Graduating Class – 85% (17/20)
  • 2015 Graduating Class – 96% (22/23)
  • 2016 Graduating Class – 94% (17/18)
  • 2017 Graduating Class – 100% (19/19)
  • 2018 Graduating Class – 77% (17/22)
  • 2019 Graduating Class – 100% (20/20)
  • 2020 Graduating Class – 87% (13/15)

Graduate Placement

  • 2014-2015: 100% (23/23)
  • 2015-2016: 89% (16/18)
  • 2016-2017: 95% (18/19)
  • 2017-2018: 86% (19/22)
  • 2018-2019: 100% (20/20)
  • 2019-2020: 87% (13/15)