Surgical Technology Graduates Now Eligible to Work in Surgical Hospitals Across America

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Del Mar College’s Department of Allied Health recently announced that their 2014 Surgical Technology graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt taking the national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam –– a first for the program.

The CST exam is a cumulative exam covering Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Sterilization Techniques, Pre-operative Preparation, Surgical Procedures and Post-operative Procedures. The eight graduates who passed the exam are now “Certified Surgical Technologists” and include Leandra Alvarado, Danielle Berk, Devon Gamez, Vicente Garcia, Deborah Gonzalez, Brandon Harris, Christina Hernandez and Roxanne Ramirez.

“Our students prepared for the CST exam in class periodically during their last year of studies and most intensively for the last month,” says Glenn Madden, program director of the College’s Surgical Technology Program. “These students have been awarded the CST title, and as such, are eligible to work in surgical hospitals anywhere in America.”

DMC’s Surgical Technology Program offers a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program operates under the standards of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 

To learn more about the DMC Surgical Technology Program, call 361-698-2820 or go to

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