Surgical Technology

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

Accreditation Status

The Surgical Technology Programs at Allen Park, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, and Port Huron are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone: (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354; Web address: www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; phone: (303) 694-9262; fax: (303) 741-3655; Web site: http://www.arcst.org; e-mail: info@arcstsa.org.

Individual campus Web addresses are as follows:

Program Description

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of surgery. The surgical technologist works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Currently, the role of the surgical technologist is expanding to include other areas of surgery such as labor and delivery units, cardiac catheterization labs, outpatient surgery facilities, and for physicians in private practice. Students sit for the national certification exam in STC291 as a program requirement for graduation.

Program Status: Limited Enrollment

Customer Satisfaction Policy

Baker College is an institution focused on customer satisfaction. To that end, any concerns or complaints regarding the Surgical Technology Program can be sent to the attention of the director of the program on the appropriate campus. The director will investigate the complaint, consult with all parties involved, and provide a response as soon as all information has been evaluated. The program director will inform the Dean of Health Sciences of the complaint, investigation, and what actions have been taken.

If resolution cannot be reached at the level of the program director, the problem will follow the chain of command beginning with the Dean of Health Sciences, followed by the Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academics of the campus, the President of the campus, and finally the President of the Baker College System.

Program Performance Data

2012-2013

Allen Park

Cadillac

Clinton Twp

Flint

Jackson

Muskegon

Port Huron

Number of Graduates

11

7

14

10

18%

20

8

Program Completion Rate (2012)

86%

64%

100%

50%

100%

100%

66%

CST National Exam Pass Rate

100%

86%

100%

90%

100%

100%

100%

Job Placement Rate
 

 

100%

92%

90%

89%

80%

86%

# of Students Accepted

15

11

19

20

19

20

12

2011-2012

Allen Park

Cadillac

Clinton Twp

Flint

Jackson

Muskegon

Port Huron

Number of Graduates

10

7

14

19

18

20

11

Program Completion Rate

 

100%

93%

100%

100%

20

84%

CST National Exam Pass Rate

100%

100%

93%

95%

78%

100%

90%

 

 

The Baker College System
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