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Surgical Technology

Quick Facts

Surgical technologists prepare instruments for use in the operating room.

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Our Program

Why choose Surgical Technology?

  • Work as an important member of surgical teams
  • Meet the challenge of working safely & efficiently in dynamic surgical settings
  • Enter a high-demand field where you can work with patients, medical professionals & sophisticated equipment

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilize & organize instruments for surgery
  • Prepare patients for surgery: position them on the table, cover them with sterile drapes, wash & disinfect incision location(s)
  • Maintain a sterile field in the surgical suite

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Selective Admission

Surgical Technology is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Surgical Technology program.

Get the details on these pages:

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Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Surgical Technology Information Session (PDF)Listen

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

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

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: 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
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

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%

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Surgical Technology 60 $3,840

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Trinity River Campus East

Chris Blevins, CST
Program Director

Email christina.blevins@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email 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 September 07, 2021