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Programs of Study

Health Careers

Surgical Technology (AAS)

Degree Type: AAS

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 17 SCH

BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II
HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I
HPRS 2300 - Pharmacology for Health Professions
HPRS 2301 - Pathophysiology

Second Semester - 15 SCH

BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
SRGT 1405 - Introduction to Surgical Technology
SRGT 1409 - Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts & Techniques
ENGL 1301 - Composition I

Third Semester - 14 SCH

SRGT 1441 - Surgical Procedures I
SRGT 2461 - Clinical - Surgical Technology / Technologist
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology

Fourth Semester - 14 SCH

SRGT 1442 - Surgical Procedures II
SRGT 2462 - Clinical - Surgical Technology / Technologist
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation

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Marketable Skills

Working knowledge of anatomy and physiology; Understanding and correct use of medical terminology/language; Knowledge of medical-related policies/procedures; Knowledge of patient-care rights/responsibilities; Knowledge of care/usage of surgical; instrumentation/equipment/supplies; Sterile technique/ aseptic care and practice; Flexibility and organizational skills; Ability to problem-solve and prioritize; Effective communication, dependability, honesty, integrity, and teamwork.

Program Outcomes

  • Competent entry-level Surgical Technologist:
    • Instrumentation, Equipment and Supplies
    • Principles of Asepsis
    • Multi-specialty Surgical Intervention Techniques
  • Standards of Professional Practice
  • Certification Ready - National Board Exam, CST
  • Transferrable Skills and Course Credit: AS, BS, etc.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: (Surgical Technologist) workers on average earn $49,120 (higher nationally); 10% of workers earn $33,430 or less; 10% of workers earn $67,340 or more; (Surgical Assistant) - upper tier earns $88,000.

Career Opportunities

Surgical technician/specialist; Surgery scheduler; Surgical first-assistant    veterinary assistant; Anesthesia technician; Sterile processing technician; Endoscopy technician; Materials management/inventory control; Labor and delivery technician; Medical services and equipment salesperson; Phlebotomy technician.

High School Endorsements

Public Service

Additional Educational Opportunities

AD Surgical Technologist or First Assistant
BAAS Health Services Administration
BS Surgical Assistant, MS Surgical Physician Assistant