Surgical Technology


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Welcome to the Surgical Technology Program

Surgical technologists assist operating-room teams before, during, and after surgeries, along with other responsibilities. Graduates are eligible for work in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, or research facilities. The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession. The Austin Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accrediting Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) (www.arcstsa.org). Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Surgical Technology FAQ.

Program Outcomes

Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) Pass Rate:

2022-2023 93%
2021-2022 83%
2020-2021 84%
2019-2020 93%
2018-2019 93%
2017-2018 100%

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th Street N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
19751 East Mainstreet, Suite 339, Parker, CO 80138, (303) 694-9262, www.arcstsa.org

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
3 West Dry Creek Circle, Littleton CO 80120, (800) 707-0057, www.nbstsa.org

Association of Surgical Technologists
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 200, Littleton, CO 80120, (800) 637-7433, www.ast.org

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