- Certificate: Level 1 (39 semester credit hours)
- Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East
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: TBA
- Time: 5 p.m.
- Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
- Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)
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).
To prepare graduates who are excellent and ethical surgical technologists with qualities needed to provide exceptional compassionate and caring patient care.
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Pass Rate
- 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
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.
Trinity River Campus
Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
Cassie Ardry, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
Updated November 28, 2017