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Accrediting Agencies

The surgical technology program at Spokane Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

  • The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
    6 West Dry Creek Circle, Ste 100
    Littleton, CO 80120
    Toll-Free: 1-800-707-0057
    FAX: 303-325-2536
    www.nbstsa.org

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    9355 - 113th St. N, #7709;
    Seminole, FL 33775
    707-210-2354
    www.caahep.org

Accreditation Report Cards

Graduation and Attrition

Students who make it through all of the courses perform very well on the national exam. Our pass rates are higher than the national average of 70%. You can see that if the student can make it through all of the courses, the performance on the National exam is very good. (Higher pass rates than the National average of 70%).

Grad Year Students Initially Enrolled Students Graduated Grad Rate # of Students Attempting the National Exam # of Students Passing the National Exam (on 1st attempt) Pass Percentage
2020
December Grads
9 8 89% 8 8 scheduled for 12/3/2020  
2020 June
Grads
14 10 71% 10 10 100%
2019 16 12 75% 12 12 100%
2018 18 13 72% 13 13 100%
2017 18 14 78% 14 14 100%
2016 18 12 67% 12 12 100%
 

* Failing a course while within the program removes you from the program at that point. Options for getting back on the wait list and into the program do exist and will be discussed as necessary.

Placement and Employment

Students who graduate for the accredited SCC Surgical Technology program are highly sought after and able to re-locate and work anywhere in the U.S. The placement rate for graduates for the past years are as follows:

2020 December Grads 100% employment prior to December graduation, despite COVID restrictions
2020 June Grads 100% employment prior to June graduation, despite COVID restrictions
2019 100% employment within 4 months of graduation
2018 92% employment overall (one returned for further education)
2017 100% employment within days after graduation
2016 92% employment overall (one returned for further education)