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What's Going On - Surgical Technology

New Surgical Technology Program Partnerships

The Surgical Technology program is seeking to become more cost effective through partnerships with three other community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, Mid-Michigan Community College, and Jackson Community College. (An Articulation Agreement with JCC was recently signed to allow their students to articulate next year.)  This year the program has transfer students from MMCC and GRCC.  To accommodate the increased numbers of students, five new clinical sites were established:  Pennock (Hastings), Mid-Michigan (Midland), Central Michigan (Mt. Pleasant), Genesis, and Eaton Rapids.  The program's ROI is improving due to the fuller sections.  In Surgical Technology, the national pass rate for licensure is 72%; however, 2006 LCC graduates experienced a 100% pass rate (20/20 students passed!)

LCC students take top awards!

The Spring Workshop for the State Assembly of Surgical Technologist (MSA-AST) was held on March 25th, 2006 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A new event was on the agenda for this Year's Workshop: A "Scrub Bowl": This was a competition for Surgical Technology Students to participate in answering Certification Type questions posed to individual students, for individual recognition and overall school recognition. From the 17 programs across the State of Michigan, a number of programs had student representation. LCC had 8 of 21 students in attendance, with 6 students participating in the competition. Joe Long was recognized for his contribution to the State Assembly Board, as he received a Certificate of Appreciation for his term completion on the Board. The most exciting part of the day-long event came when Kelly Shaw took first place in the competition and Jeff Sutliff took third place in the competition; both students from the LCC Program. And, the Overall Grand Championship Award in the competition was Presented to Lansing Community College; as Joe Long accepted the award for the school, someone in the audience proclaimed, "What are they putting in the water in Lansing?"; alluding to the fact that we took 1st, 3rd and the Overall Trophy. It was a most exciting day! We should all be proud of the accomplishment of these students and all students that took part in the competition. A little "icing on the cake" occurred when Jon Lueth (another LCC student) won the 50/50 drawing and received $129.00. We were all "riding high" on the trip back home to Lansing!

While the site may not be updated as of yet, you might fine more information on the State Assembly site (check out "workshop"): www.msa-ast.org

Program Award

The LCC Surgical Technology Program recently received an award from the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist in recognition of "100% of program graduates who attempted the National Certification Examination in 2002 achieved the status of CST (Certified Surgical Technologist)."

Watch for more news and happenings in the Surgical Technology Program ! !

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