Students enrolled in OCC’s Surgical Tech program have once again performed at the highest possible level. For the third year in a row all of the students have passed the national exam. In 2014 only two other programs in all of New York State achieved 100% success. In 2013 OCC’s program was the only one in the entire state to do so.
OCC’s Surgical Technology certificate program takes students 10 months to complete. Students who become surgical technologists function in association with nurses and surgeons to help provide high-quality care of the surgical patient. Students learn how to scrub and assist during operating procedures, how to prepare, maintain, clean and store instruments, and how to become a valuable component of a surgical team that will deliver high-level care to the patient population. OCC’s Surgical Tech program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
The program is chaired by MaryPat Annable. She worked in an operating room for 10 years and has taught at OCC for 22 years.