LSC-Tomball Surgical Technology Department

 

Applications for the Surgical Technology AAS Degree are now being accepted for Fall 2016 admission.  Applications must be postmarked or electronically received by May 1.  (The Surgical Technology Program is no longer accepting applications for the certificate program.)

Please continue to return here for the latest news regarding our program. Information session dates and times will be posted here as well.

Surgical Technology Program Admission Review Days      

The Lone Star College – Tomball Surgical Technology Program will host admission review days from 3 PM to 7 PM on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Surgical Technology Program Admission Review Days will be held at the LSC-Tomball Health Science Building located at 700 Graham Drive in Tomball, TX 77375 across the street from Tomball Regional Medical Center.

Advisors and program officials will be on hand to assist with application completion and answer any questions about our program. Attendees will be able to tour the facility and get a preview of our state-of-the-art operating room laboratory space. In order to complete your application, you will need to complete a criminal background check.  Please be prepared to have this done at your visit (the cost is approximately $45). Applicants with coursework from institutions other than Lone Star College should bring an unofficial copy with them to the admissions review day or have official copies sent to the Tomball campus ahead of time.

ATTENTION Certified Surgical Technologists:  If you are currently certified as a CST© and would like to obtain an AAS, we have a track designed specifically for you. Gather your CST© number and your transcripts from your surgical tech program and schedule an appointment with the Program Director or come to our Admissions Review Day.  Candidates must also be able to secure employer verification that you have been employed for the equivalent of at least six (6) months full time as a CST©.  Please contact the Program Director for more information.

About the Program

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 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 www.arcstsa.org.

Physical and Psychosocial Performance Requirements

As a surgical technology student and practitioner, you will be required to be able to perform/demonstrate the following physical and psychosocial skills:

  • Exhibit positive interpersonal skills in patient, staff, and faculty interactions
  • Demonstrate calm and effective responses in emergency situations
  • Make appropriate judgment decisions
  • Hear and understand muffled communication without visualization of the communicator's mouth/lips
  • Demonstrate emotional stability
  • Manipulate instruments and supplies with speed, dexterity, and good eye-hand coordination
  • Communicate and understand fluent English both verbally and in writing
  • Be free of communicable diseases and chemical abuse
  • Demonstrate immunity to rubella, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B, or be vaccinated against these diseases, or willing to sign a waiver of release of liability in regards to these diseases
  • Must be able to meet the following physical demands; bending, walking, standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, and handling equipment, supplies or patients exceeding 25pounds
  • Must be able to lift 25 to 35 pounds without restrictions
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to tolerate environmental temperatures in the 60 degree Fahrenheit range
  • Must not have any open lesions on hands or arms, such as psoriasis or dermatitis
  • Will not be permitted to scrub in the clinical practicum if open cuts, sores, or any break in the skin of the hands and arms exist.

Thank you for your interest in the Surgical Technology Program.  

Remember: Eligibility for the program includes passing a criminal background check. State licensing and affiliated facilities require passed criminal background checks.

Additional requirements of the program and all forms may be found on the Surgical Technology Program Requirements page.

Only students who have been accepted into the program by the Director of Surgical Technology are allowed to register for the Surgical Technology classes.

Each applicant must return the completed application to LSC-Tomball Health Science Building, 700 Graham Dr. Suite 111, Tomball, TX 77375. Prior to submitting the application, students should speak with an advisor in the Admissions Office.

 Highlights of LSC-Tomball's Surgical Technology Program  

  • Trains students to work as a vital member of an operating room health care team.
  • Courses are held on-campus and clinicals conducted at off-campus local hospital sites to enable students to have training in functional operating rooms.  

Studying Surgical Technology at Lone Star College in Tomball has made a positive impact in my life, emotionally, financially and academically. Becoming a Surgical Technologist has helped me realize that helping people is my passion, it has given me the financial stability to do things that I could not have done before and academically it has helped me grow to a higher level of education. The Program Director, Clinical Director and Preceptors are all very helpful and understanding of every student’s needs. This program has definitely changed my life in a very positive way.”

Sae Alin Hunt, CST
Class of 2014
LBJ Medical Center