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ACTC Program Receives National Award

The Surgical Technology Program at Ashland Community and Technical College has received a Certificate of Merit from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The annual merit award recognizes ACTC’s role as a leader in the field of surgical technology education. The award was given for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam for the 2013-14 academic year.

The CST exam is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is the country’s only fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for surgical technologists and is required for employment within many local, state and national health care organizations.

“We are gratified to receive this recognition of achievement,” said ACTC President Kay Adkins. “We constantly strive for excellence in education. This Certificate of Merit affirms the success of our faculty and Surgical Technology Program Coordinator Jacqueline Cavins in supporting outstanding student achievement.”

The Surgical Technology Program is a three-semester diploma programs that prepares graduates for the national exam and employment primarily in hospital operating rooms.  For more information, contact Professor Cavins, 606.326.2006 or email: jacqueline.cavins@kctcs.edu.