The Wharton County Junior College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (www.arcstsa.org).Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
CAAHEP Standard V.A.4 Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE):
8/1/2013 through 7/31/2014 89% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist exam
8/1/2014 through 7/31/2015 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist exam
Criminal Background Checks
Most clinical facilities require that criminal background checks be completed prior to allowing students to participate in clinical training at their facilities. Applicants conditionally accepted into the ST program will be required to complete a criminal background check. Final acceptance into to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check, which will be completed by an approved agency. The cost of the criminal background check will be at the applicant’s expense. The anticipated cost for the criminal background check is $52.02. Information regarding this process should be obtained from the Surgical Technology Department Head.