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Surgical Technology

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

Program Options

Certificate

Level 1

Information Session

Learn about our program requirements and the profession of surgical technologist.

Attending the information session is an application requirement.

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

Date

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)

Questions?

Cal Quigley
817-515-2472
cal.quigley@tccd.edu

Role of the Surgical Technologist

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)

  • 100%: 2014
  • 100%: 2015
  • 91.3%: 2016
  • 88.5%: 2017 (in program from August 1, 2015–July 31, 2016)

Student Retention Rate

  • 79%: 2013
  • 77%: 2014
  • 77%: 2015
  • 87%: 2016

Accreditation

Our Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756. Telephone: 727-210-2350.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRTR 3201A
817-515-2472
cal.quigley@tccd.edu

Cassie Ardry, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRTR 3201A
817-515-1181
cassie.ardry@tccd.edu

Updated November 28, 2017