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.
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