About Our Surgical Technology Program
Surgical Technology by the numbers
- 2.5: minimum GPA to be eligible to apply
- 18: months to complete our program
- 30: up to 30 applicants accepted each application period
- 120-160: average number of prospective students who apply to our program each application period
- $5,733: approximate cost of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) program
To prepare graduates who are excellent and ethical surgical technologists with qualities needed to provide exceptional compassionate and caring patient care.
How our program works
You need to commit to full-time schedule for 2 years (60 credit hours).
Part-time, weekend and distance learning are not available.
Clinical Case Requirement
Surgical rotations are a mandatory component of our program.
You must complete 120 cases—including general, specialty, and endoscopic surgical procedures.
Our surgical technology program is required to verify your progress in the scrub role in surgical procedures that increase in complexity as you move toward entry-level graduate competency.
Program courses, labs and clinics are generally held Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Clinics may start as early as 6 a.m. and possibly include afternoon or evening rotations.
There is little or no time for outside work during program.
Successful completion of this program requires a grade of “C” (75 percent) or better in all courses.
Approximately $5,733, including courses, books, and immunizations
National Certifying Exam: $215
After successfully completing our program, you are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam, which is administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Trinity River Campus East
Chris Blevins, CST
Trinity River Campus
Health Care Professions
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Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Updated August 18, 2021