Mission & Goals


Mission & Goals

Areas of Study

The Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates to function as members of the surgical team. A surgical technologist works as a member of the operating room patient-care team along with medical doctors, registered nurses, other technologists, orderlies and housekeeping staff. The role of the surgical technologist is specifically focused on the application of aseptic technique and the tools of modern technology to patient care.

The degree plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical experience for the surgical technologist. The student will receive information in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, surgical pathology and surgical procedures along with the standard practices involved in surgical technology.

Program Goals

The degree plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical experience for the surgical technologist. The student will receive information in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, surgical pathology and surgical procedures along with the standard practices involved in surgical technology. Graduates will have scrubbed in on or otherwise participated in at least 120 surgical procedures. Upon completion of the program, the student is qualified to take the national certification examination for surgical technologists. The central goal of the program is preparing students to pass this exam.

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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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