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Surgical Technology

Health Care Professions career cluster

Available on Trinity River Campus East Only

Surgical Technology is a selective admission, 11-month certificate of completion program.

Role of the Surgical Technologist

The surgical technologist helps surgeons, anesthesiologists and registered nurses care for patients in the operating room. Duties include:

  • Setting up the back table
  • Gathering the instruments, equipment and supplies needed for each surgical procedure
  • Maintaining the sterile field and passing instruments to the surgeon
  • Assisting the surgeon during the surgical procedure–when asked
  • Taking all the used equipment and instruments to decontamination at the end of the procedure

For more details, see Surgical Technology from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Our Mission

The Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates who are excellent and ethical surgical technologists with qualities needed to provide exceptional compassionate and caring patient care.

Program Data

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Pass Rate

From the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

  • 100%: 2014
  • 100%: 2015
  • 91.3%: 2016
  • 88.5%: 2017 (in program from August 1, 2015–July 31, 2016)

Student Retention Rate

  • 79%: 2013
  • 77%: 2014
  • 77%: 2015
  • 87%: 2016

Program Accreditation

Our Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756. Telephone: 727-210-2350.

Information Sessions

Attending an information session is not an application requirement. You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.

2017 Dates

  • Wednesday, May 17

Time & Place

All information sessions:

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


Cal Quigley



Trinity River Campus

Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
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Updated April 03, 2017