Are you all about making a difference in people's lives? Are you conscientious, orderly, emotionally able to handle the high-stress demands of the operating room environment? Surgical Technology might be a good fit for you. Working together with surgeons, nurses and other personnel, a Surgical Technologist must respond quickly, have a full understanding of the procedures and be able to anticipate the needs of the surgeons.
Requirements to enter Surgical Technology differ from those of other programs; be sure to read the program requirements before enrolling.
Because this program may prepare you for an occupational license, click here to read additional information about HB1508 Occupational License Eligibility.
Due to COVID-19, your program may be taught online or hybrid. To check the modality of your program, click here.
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 Certified in order to gain employment.
Texas State Technical college Surgical Technology Program certification exam results are as follows:
Class of 2016: 88% pass rate
Class of 2017: 85% pass rate
Class of 2018: 90% pass rate
Class of 2019: 83% pass rate
Class of 2020: 69% pass rate
Students interested in learning more about the Surgical Technology Program can sign on
to on meet with a Surgical Tech advisor via WebEx for more information.
Virtual meets are scheduled every second Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm-4:30pm.
The following dates will be available:
Please use the following information to log on to the meeting. You will have to download Cisco WebEx
to your computer or device in order to gain access to the meeting.
If you have difficulties with signing on please feel free to contact Mrs. San Pedro at 956-364-4810.
Meeting number: 120 805 5274
Host key: 949870
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For internal TSTC users, dial #8 followed by the 9-digit meeting number and tap "Call" or "Dial".
If you are the host, enter your PIN when prompted, followed by the #.
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