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Surgical Technology

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Already a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

See if you can apply your on-the-job experience toward an A.A.S. degree in Surgical Technology.

You must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited surgical technology program with a certification of completion in surgical technology 
  • Have a certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a CST
  • Be able to show proof of at least 1 year employment working as a CST, and have a letter from your operating room manager/director

Contact Health Care Professions Advising to get started:

817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Information Sessions

We will post future session dates as soon as they are scheduled.

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Role of the Surgical Technologist

Career Video

Watch Surgical Technologists (link will open in a new window) from CareerOneStop.

What do they do?

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

To prepare 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)

  • 2015: 91%
  • 2016: 88%
  • 2017: 100%
  • 2018: 95%

Student Retention Rate

  • 2015: 77%
  • 2016: 87%
  • 2017: 71%
  • 2018: 75%

Accreditation

Our Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Accreditation is achieved upon the recommendations by ARC/STSA, which is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.

CAAHEP

Address: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Website: www.caahep.org

ARC/STSA

Address: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262
Website: www.arcstsa.org

 

Trinity River Campus

Program Director

Cindy Mask
817-515-2403
cindy.mask@tccd.edu

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

TRCF 2101A
817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated July 23, 2019