Effective Fall 2021 Associate Degree Required



ARC/STSA Board of Directors have mandated language related to Standard I. A. Sponsorship of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Education Programs in Surgical Technology as follows:

All graduates must complete the program with a minimum of an Associate Degree on or after August 1, 2021.

This applies to all students entering the Surgical Technology program with a Fall 2020 start date and thereafter.

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Surgical Technology Updates

  • Spring 2022 Special Admission Policy

    Austin Community College’s Surgical Technology Program has opened Spring 2022 admissions to include students who are currently in the process of completing prerequisite courses.

    Qualified applicants are students who have either completed the following prerequisite courses or who will complete them in the Summer and/or Fall 2021 semester(s):

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  • Free PCR Testing for Students & Faculty

    Free PCR Testing for COVID-19 is available to students and faculty at the following links:

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  • Fall 2021 Application Update

    The Surgical Technology Department will be allowing applications for Fall 2021 to be submitted with the required prerequisites in progress for Summer 2021. Please visit the Application Process page for more information.

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