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Surgical Technology

Technical Degree

Are you ready to scrub in and join the fast-paced world of surgical technology? With expert instructors and hands-on experience, you’ll be equipped with the technical skills to assist surgeons in the operating room in no time! Let’s get started on your path to an exciting career in healthcare!

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

Surgical technologists are primarily hired by hospitals, although private specialty practices in fields such as ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and plastic/reconstructive surgery also hire them. 

Earning Potential

Surgical Technologist:

$59,576 per year

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.


Central Campus


Surgical Technology, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career. You’ll get hands-on operating room experience, learning how to prep equipment, supplies, and meds, pass instruments, monitor counts, care for specimens, apply dressings, and operate equipment like lights, machines, and endoscopes.
Length 1.5 Years

This 60-credit program takes 3 terms to complete, including a summer term. Students must attend full-time.



The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon receiving the AAS degree, the graduate is eligible to take the National Certification exam by the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants. The state of Texas requires all surgical technologists to be certified.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Surgical Technologist Program,  please contact us! 
Katie Goolsby
Program Dir, Surgical Tech
(281) 478-2714