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Surgical Technology

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Fall 2019 Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.


  • October 9
  • October 16
  • October 23

When & Where

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: noon–1 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


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Role of the Surgical Technologist

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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)

  • 2016: 88%
  • 2017: 100%
  • 2018: 95%
  • 2019: 100%

Student Retention Rate

  • 2016: 87%
  • 2017: 71%
  • 2018: 75%
  • 2019: 83%


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.


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


Address: 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262


Trinity River Campus

Program Director

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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 September 30, 2019