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Mandatory Information Sessions
The pre-requisites and mandatory information session details can be found here.
Become a Valued Technologist
The operating room has become a place of true wonder. Constant breakthroughs in surgical technologies are giving patients amazing outcomes. Put yourself on the forefront of surgical advancement with a technical degree or certificate from San Jacinto College.
Prepare for a Career in an Innovative Field
This intense program will give you hands-on instruction to the complete workings of the operating room. You will learn to prepare equipment, surgical supplies and medications, pass instruments to surgeons and assistants, create and maintain the sterile field, and monitor counts. You will also learn proper handling of specimens, how to apply dressings, and preparation of the O.R. for the next patient. The surgical technologist is a highly valued member of a hospital staff with immense responsibilities. Many also go into specialized practices such as ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and reconstructive surgery. Others become technical specialists or sales representatives for surgical equipment companies. You might even decide to come full circle and teach the next generation of surgical technology students.
The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida; Phone: 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org), effective until 2024. Upon completion of the program, the student is granted a certificate of technology or associate of applied science, and is eligible to take the National Certification Examination given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
- Information and Program Application
- Program Admission Scoring Rubric
- Certificate of Technology Degree Plan
- Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan
- CST Exam Pass Rates