The 12-month Surgical Technology Program is designed for individuals interested in caring for the surgical patient. Upon completion of the program, graduates may gain employment as the primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment during all types of surgical procedures. Portions of this program meet the needs of the registered nurse who is seeking employment in a surgically affiliated field. Upon completion of the course, the graduate will have scrubbed 150 cases and completed 800 unpaid clinical contact hours. The graduate will also receive a certificate of completion and is eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.
Degrees and Certificates
A Career in Surgical Technology
A Surgical Technologist, a member of the surgical team in an operating room, assists in delivering patient care before, during and following surgery. Applying the principles of sterile techniques, the Surgical Technology prepares and knows specific uses of equipment, supplies and the numerous instruments required for all types of surgical procedures.
The Surgical Technology Program is for the person who seeks a challenging, diverse and fast-paced health career that offers a vast range of employment opportunities.
Congratulations to our recent graduates certification pass rate for 2015 is 89%.
There are 1,845 Surgical Technologists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 17.6% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 112 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $22.87 hourly, $48,000 annually