Health Program

 Surgical Technology

A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who is an active member of the surgical team during a surgical procedure. The surgical technologist functions in two capacities: sterile – assisting the surgeon by passing supplies and instruments and no-sterile-assisting the professional nurse to provide quality patient care.


A Surgical Technologist can work in the following environments: Operating Room/Outpatient Surgery Center Delivery Rooms, Endoscopy Department, Sterile Processing Department, Supply Clerk, or at a clinic employed by a Physician. If you want to do more with Surgical Technology degree, you have the option to become either Surgical First Assistant, Physician Assistant, Perioperative Registered Nurse, Instructor, or Manager, with further education. A Certification Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting is required for employment in Texas.


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

 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 .