Program Goals: Surgical Technology

Goal 1

Provide a learning environment that will enable students to acquire the (1) knowledge, (2) technical skills, and (3) behavioral components they need for entry-level employment as a competent Surgical Technologist.

Goal 2

Give our surgical technology students a broad background in these basic sciences:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology

This background serves as the foundation for the advanced subjects.

Goal 3

Teach our students the practical aspects of:

  • Operating room procedures
  • Sterile techniques
  • Instrument set-ups
  • Patient-care techniques
  • Assessment and treatment of emergencies encountered during surgery
  • Professional growth

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) Goals

Upon successful completion of our A.A.S., you should be able to show the following:

Cognitive (Knowledge)

  • Demonstrate surgical technology skills by progressing through structured learning activities
  • Acquire knowledge for use in delivering culturally congruent patient care
  • Use knowledge acquired from biological, social and psychological studies

Psychomotor (Proficiency)

  • Practice acquired knowledge in clinical areas
  • Apply surgical asepsis in varied practice settings
  • Participate as a member of the surgical team to deliver optimum care

Affective (Culture Care)

  • Demonstrate the development of ideals, accountability, and a professional attitude
  • Assume responsibility for self-assessment of learning needs



Trinity River Campus East

Jeffrey Leonard, A.A.S.-ST, CST
Program Director


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


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 January 29, 2024