NCTC surgical tech program achieves 90 percent pass rate on exam

Pictured is the recent graduation class from NCTC’s surgical technology program. The school recently received recognition for achieving at least a 90 percent pass rate on the CST exam.

North Central Texas College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of Aug. 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014.

Graduates obtaining national certifications as a CST demonstrate by examination their understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the health-care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is required for employment within many local, state and national health-care organizations.

“We are so excited and proud of the spectacular performance of this class,” NCTC Surgical Technology Program Coordinator Judie Rodgers said.

“We have high expectations for our students and they are meeting and exceeding them,” NCTC Surgical Technology Program Instructor Janis Smith added. For more information about NCTC’s Surgical Technology program, email Rodgers at or visit their webpage at

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