October 8, 2018 | Betty Proctor | Internal Press Release
Chattanooga State Community College prides itself by offering top-notch medical programs that prepare students for immediate employment in the greater Chattanooga and surrounding areas. One of the best ways to measure the health of a medical program is by the licensure pass rate of its graduates. When students graduate from an approved, accredited program, they become eligible to sit for their program’s licensing exam ensuring that they are clinically competent to safely practice their field.
Registered Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography program graduates from 2017 and/or 2018 scored a 100 percent pass rate on national licensure and certification; however, not all 2018 results were reported at the time of print. “Much of the student success is due to the high-quality faculty and outstanding community partners with which we are fortunate to work,” states Nursing & Allied Health Dean Dr. Mark Knutsen.
In addition, graduates from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Surgical Technology diploma program also scored a 100 percent pass rate. “The number of Surgical Techs is expected to increase 15 percent through 2024. The average wage for Surgical Techs in 2016 was $45,160 as compared to the $37,040 median wage for all occupations. This information was listed the Surgical Technologist magazine,” shares Judy Kitson, director of TCAT Medial Programs.
For more information about available medical programs to jump-start a career, visitwww.chattanoogastate.edu.