Surgical Technology Accreditation & Program Outcomes

The Surgical Technology program at Sandhills Community College is accredited by CAAHEP  (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) with ARCSTSA ( Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) assisting with the review and recommendations.

  • ST Program Assessment Exam taken through NBSTSA– defined by ARCSTSA/CAAHEP as the standard of student success at passing CST boards on the first attempt.
  • ARCSTSA / CAAHEP Outcomes Threshold:
    • 100% CST Participation Rate
    • 70%  CST Pass Rate
Class Year # of Students Enrolled # of Students Graduating # of Students with First Time Pass Rate Participation Rate    Pass   Rate
2015            14 10 10 100% 100%
2016            18 15 15 100% 100%
2017            19 13 11 100% 85%
2018            19 14 14 100% 100%
2019            16                  9 8 100%  89%
2020            15                  8 7 100% 87%
2021            9                 TBA TBA TBA TBA
  • ST Program Employment Rate -defined by ARCSTSA standard as graduates being employed or continuing their education at least within 1 year of graduation.
  • ARCSTSA / CAAHEP Outcomes Threshold:
    • 80% will be employed in ST or  Continuing their education
Class Year # of Students Graduating # of Graduating Students Actively Seeking Employment #  of Graduating Student Finding Employment Employment Rate # of Students

Continuing

Education

# of Students

Continuing

Education  &

Finding Employment

in the Field

2015 10 10               10 100% 0 1
2016 15 15               14 93% 0 1
2017 13 12               12 92% 0 5
2018 14 13               13            93% 0 6
2019 9 8 8 89% 1 2
2020 8 7 6 86% 2 6
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
  • ST Program Retention/Completion Rate – defined by ARCSTSA as the # of students completing the program divided by number of students enrolled, transferring in, or re-entry to the program.
  • ARCSTSA / CAAHEP Outcomes Threshold:
    • 60% of students will be retained and completed the program
Class Year # of Students Enrolled # of Students Graduating Program Completion Rate
Class of 2015 14 10 71%
Class of 2016 18 15 83%
Class of 2017 19 13 68%
Class of 2018 19 14 74%
Class of 2019 16 9 56%
Class of 2020 15 8 53%
Class of 2021 9 TBA TBA