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Surgical Technology Advisory Committee

Texas State Technical College was created by the Texas Legislature and mandated to carry out technical and vocational training for which there is a demand in the state. In order to carry out this mandate, the College identifies technical and vocational needs and designs and develops educational programs to meet these needs. Only a combined effort by educators and industrial representatives on a continuing basis can ensure that training needs are properly identified, and training is updated in conjunction with changing developments and requirements.

To assure that these needs are correctly identified, it is imperative that representatives of the industries who employ trained personnel assist in their identification. In order to accomplish this goal, technology Advisory Committees are formed to determine these needs. Committee members serve for two-year terms and meet at least once a year.

The main function of the Surgical Technology Advisory Committee is to identify the knowledge and skills required for entry-level Surgical technologists. The input of the Advisory Committee enables the department to identify training requirements, and is mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and ARC/STSA.

  • Carlos Moreno RN---------Rio Grande Regional Hospital
  • David Flores CST ----------Rio Grande Regional Hospital
  • Rogelio Cantu, CST,LSA ------- Knapp Medical Center
  • Mario Garza, RN ----------McAllen Medical Center
  • Tony Guzman, CST -------- Mission Regional Medical Center
  • Iliana Cavazos CST----------Platinum Surgery Center
  • Abel Gonzalez, RN --------- VA Hospital
  • Frankie Acevedo, RN ------ Valley Regional Medical Center
  • Ruben M. Lopez, MD ------ Cardiovascular Associates Harlingen, Texas
  • Armando Candonoza CST --Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
  • Diana Guzman CST ----------Rio Grande Day Surgery Center - McAllen
  • Gil Tello ----------------------Public Member Harlingen, Texas
  • Richard Becerra CST --------Vallley Baptist Medical Center
  • Barbara Disbennett RN-------Harlingen Medical Center
  • Jose Luis Munoz CST/CFA--Harlingen Medical Center
  • Trudy Soto CST -------------Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
  • Elma A. Garcia---------------Valley Neurosurgeons
  • Vivian Gonzalez-------------VA Hospital










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