Surgical Technology Outcomes

The following is our ten-year trend on certification exams from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for graduates taking the exam the first time: 

Graduation Year

# of Students Starting in the Cohort
(Cohort Start and End date)

Graduating # in Cohort

# Passing
Certification Test in Cohort

% Passing the Certification Test at GFC MSU

% employed after the first year of graduation as a CST

2018 12  (2017-2018) 10 10 100% 80%
as of 9/2018
2017 11  (2016-2017) 10 10 100% 100%
2016 10  (2015-2016) 6 6 100% 83%
2015 11  (2014-2015) 6 6 100% 83%
2014 12  (2013-2014) 8 8 100% 88%
2013 12 (2012-2014) 8 8 100% 88%
2012 14  (2011-2012) 7 7 100% 88%
2011 10 (2010-2011) 6 6 100% 100%
2010 7  (2009-2010) 7 7 100% 100%


*Cohort is the group of students starting the program in January.


Contact:

Daisy Gibson, CST
Surgical Technology Program Director

daisy.gibson@gfcmsu.edu
(406) 771-4355
Office R237

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