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Overview

Summary

A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who works as part of the surgical team to ensure that the operative procedure is conducted under optimal conditions. Surgical technologists will be responsible for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative duties that may include preparing the operating room, creating and maintaining the sterile field, counting the necessary items and instruments, exposure of the operative site with sterile drapes, specimen and medication handling, passing instrumentation and supplies to the surgeon, dressing application, removal of used instruments from the O.R., and preparation of the O.R. for the next patient.

The program includes both theory and practical clinical experience designed to prepare the student to work in a variety of settings as well as pass the national certification examination for surgical technologists. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredits our program allowing graduates to become eligible for the Certified Surgical Technologist, CST© credential.

Our state-of-the-art laboratory facility provides use of equipment with some of the latest minimally invasive technologies used in surgery today. Our faculty is board certified in surgical technology and surgical assisting. We also have registered nurses holding Certified Nurse in the Operating Room, CNOR© and CST© credentials. We provide students with opportunities to develop skills necessary to become competent surgical technologists.

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Program Admission Requirements

For additional Surgical Technology admission requirements, please read the additional surgical technology program requirements.

Program Accreditation

The surgical technology program at Lone Star College-Tomball is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, or CAAHEP, located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2359, or by visiting their website at A href="http://www.caahep.org/">http://www.caahep.org/.

Accreditation is achieved upon the recommendations by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or ARC-STSA, located at 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton CO, 80120, Phone: 303-694-9262. You may also visit them on the web at http://www.arcstsa.org/.

Contact

Please contact TCSurgicalTech@LoneStar.edu or call 281.826.5398 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology 4
SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques 4
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I 5
SRGT 1260 Clinical I-Surgical/Operating Room Tech 2
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MATH 1332-or-MATH 1342 Mathematics for Liberal Arts-or-Statistics 3
Third Semester Courses 8 Credits
SRGT 1360 Clinical II - Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II 5

Second Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
SRGT 2462 Clinical III 4
BIOL 2420 Medical Microbiology 4
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness1 1
SRGT 2563 Clinical IV 5
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts2 3
Surgical Technology AAS Program Total 60 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $43,1491

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Operating Room Technician2
  • Surgical Technician2
  • Surgical Technologist2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.