Get your gloves on.
Prepare for life.
Providing quality patient care when it matters most. You could make the difference between life or death.
Be a vital member
to the surgical team.
Are you conscientious, orderly, emotionally able to handle the high-stress demands of the operating room environment? Working together with surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel, a Surgical Technologist must respond quickly, have a full understanding of the procedures and be able to anticipate the needs of the surgeons.
TSTC’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and meets or exceeds the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP standards and guidelines. So, as a student, you can rest assured you’ll receive classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience while taking courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, professional ethics, medical terminology, speech, computers and psychology to prepare you to provide excellent patient care. Requirements to enter Surgical Technology differ from those of other programs; be sure to read the program requirements before enrolling.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) www.arcstsa.org.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) is responsible for the national certifying examinations for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) and the Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified First Assistant (CST/CFA). Students must be Certifed in order to gain employment.
The certification success rate for August 1, 2014 through July 3, 2015 is 93%.