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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 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.

Surgical Technology is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 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, medical terminology, 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.

Because this program may prepare you for an occupational license, click here to read additional information about HB1508 Occupational License Eligibility.


The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

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

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