Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the increased rate of transmission in the region, several Conemaugh Health System facilities will be enforcing a limited visitor policy.
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Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology is committed to effective education in this allied health profession dedicated to providing surgical care.
Most surgical technologists are employed in the operating room. Surgical Technologists also have a variety of additional employment opportunities including:
Source: Introduction to Surgical Technology, Section 1
Graduates of the Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology are eligible to take the certification exam of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Graduates of the Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology have had a 100% pass rate on the NBSTSA exam for 11 years in a row (2008-2018) and in 2020 and 2021. The pass rate national average is approx 70%. The Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology received several National Merit Awards from the NBSTSA and a Certificate of Excellence Award for these exceptional results.
The Program for Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 - 113th Street, N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
Accreditation Review Council for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
1971 E. Main Street, Suite 339
Parker , CO 80138
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is pleased to release a technical assistance video, How to File a Complaint, to help parents, families, student, and stakeholders better understand how they can file a complaint with OCR. This resource provides clear and concise direction on how an individual may bring incidents of potential discrimination to the attention of OCR, and includes information on deadlines, ways to provide the required information to OCR, and potential outcomes of complaint investigations. A direct link to the video is available at: https://youtu.be/dvxa5dYNKK8
Conemaugh Health System is required by U.S. Department of Education regulations to provide its students and prospective students with contact information for any relevant state official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint about Conemaugh’s education programs. Students are encouraged to utilize Conemaugh’s internal complaint policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If a concern cannot be addressed through internal processes, students or prospective students may file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (16th Floor, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120).