Surgical Technology Program Achieves 100% Pass Rate

Pamela Alderman, Dean of Career and Technical Programs at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has announced an impressive 100% pass rate for this year’s graduates of the Surgical Technology Program. The surgical technician functions as an integral part of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a licensed registered professional nurse and in cooperation with the surgeon, anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Duties and responsibilities include preparing the sterile field, equipment and supplies, instrumentation during surgical procedures, as well as being able to operate complex machinery such as sterilizers, electrosurgical units, and diagnostic equipment used in surgery. The surgical technician will assist medical and nursing personnel in operating rooms, emergency rooms, and obstetrical facilities. “Southern students continue to post impressive results on certification exams for their fields,” said Alderman. “We couldn’t be prouder of their commitment to their education and career.”