Surgical Technology

 Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision and delegatory authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are experts in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.


Admissions Procedures require students to compete for placement into all Health Occupation programs. Students competing for the 10 seats will be required to complete the cognate courses prior to acceptance into the program. Once admitted by the Office of Admission, the program can be completed in two years.


For More Information Contact

Cynthia Rivera

Program Director

RG, Room H209

(915) 831-4086


Salary Range
El Paso: $31,811 - $39,433 
State of TX: $37,803 - $46,860

Career Ladder Mobility
Operating Room/Outpatient Surgery Center Delivery Rooms Endoscopy Department Sterile Processing Department Supply Clerk Employed by Physician

Duration of program
2 years - Associate Program

Course Syllabi
Search by Course Prefix: SRGT

Outcomes Assessment
100% pass rate on the Certification Exam for 2018.
100% pass rate for the last 5 years.

 Program Information Guide


 Professional Organizations

Association of Surgical Technologists .

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting .

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting .

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs .