Galveston College Allied Health

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program includes both theory and practical clinical experience designed to prepare the student to pass the national certification exam for surgical technologists. Surgical Technologists are a member of the surgical team that assist in many aspects of operating room. From assisting patient care before, during, and following the surgery. A surgical technologist is well equipped and knowledgeable in applying the principals of sterile techniques, prepares and is well educated in the use of specific equipment, supplies, and instrumentation required for all types of surgical procedures.


Surgical technologists can work in many different specialties in a variety of settings such as hospitals, or outpatient clinics. Some of these specialties include Eye, Neuro, OBGYN, Ortho, Plastics and so many more.

Depending on a number of factors, some including geographic location, graduates can reasonably expect entry level salaries ranging around $54,000 a year.

Due to limited enrollment into the program, we cannot accept everyone that applies. When the perquisites are fulfilled, there is an application process. From there candidates go through an interview process before being accepted into the core program. Once accepted into the program you will receive hands-on training and valuable insights, knowledge and skills in sterile and aseptic techniques that is required for your new career.



Name Melissa Tremont
Title Surgical Technology
Room N-207
Program Area Surgical Technology
Phone 409-944-1445
Email [email protected]
Admin Support

Elizabeth IIes



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The Surgical Technologist Training Program offers comprehensive education and hands-on training for individuals aspiring to enter the dynamic field of surgical technology. This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to assist surgeons and other healthcare professionals in the operating room.

Key components of the course include:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology: Students will gain a deep understanding of human anatomy and physiology, with a focus on the structures and functions relevant to surgical procedures.
  2. Surgical Procedures: The course covers a wide range of surgical procedures, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, neurosurgery, and more. Students will learn about the equipment, instruments, and techniques used in each type of surgery.
  3. Sterilization and Infection Control: Proper sterilization techniques and infection control protocols are essential in maintaining a safe surgical environment. Students will learn how to sterilize surgical instruments, maintain a sterile field, and prevent the spread of infection.
  4. Surgical Instrumentation: Students will become familiar with a variety of surgical instruments and their uses. They will learn how to properly handle and pass instruments to surgeons during procedures.
  5. Patient Care: Surgical technologists play a crucial role in patient care before, during, and after surgery. Students will learn how to prepare patients for surgery, assist with positioning and draping, and provide post-operative care.
  6. Operating Room Procedures: The course covers operating room protocols and procedures, including safety practices, emergency protocols, and teamwork dynamics.
  7. Medical Ethics and Legal Considerations: Students will explore ethical issues related to surgical technology practice, as well as legal considerations such as patient confidentiality and informed consent.
  8. Clinical Practicum: Hands-on clinical experience is an integral part of the program. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world healthcare settings under the supervision of experienced surgical technologists and healthcare professionals.
Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technologist Training Program, students will be prepared to sit for the national certification exam to become certified surgical technologists (CSTs). Graduates of the program will be equipped with the skills and expertise needed to pursue rewarding careers in hospitals, surgical centers, and other healthcare facilities.



SCIT 1307 Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology I1 3
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I


HPPS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions 2





First Year - First Semester (Summer)


1505 Introduction to Surgical Techology 5
SRGT 1509 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques  5
SRGT 1260 Clinical I 2





First Year - Second Semester (Fall)

SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I 5
SRGT 1461 Clinical II 4
HPPS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
HPPS 2201 Pathophysiology 2





First Year - Third Semester (Spring) 

SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II 5
SRGT 1562 Clinical III* 5
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness 1





Second Year - First Semester (Fall) 

ENGL 1301 Composition I  3
Creative Art2 or Language, Philosophy, & Culture2 3
Speech Elective  3
Social & Behavioral Science Elective2 3
MATH2 or Life & Physical Science Elective2 3






Total Semester Credit Hours in Program:



1Students may substitute completion of BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 with a grade of “C” or better and no more than 5 years old for SCIT 1307

2Select from courses listed in Galveston College’s Core Curriculum section in the current catalog.

* Identifies Capstone course

Underline -  Identifies course to meet general education requirements for AAS Degree. 


Cohort Year CST Exam Rates Percentage 
2020 4/5 80%
2021 6/6 100%
2022 8/8 100%
2023 6/10 60%


The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact the ARC/STSA
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite#110
Littleton, CO. 80120
[email protected]

Surgical Technologist: $ 57,0981

1Source:, median salary Gulf Coast region, 2024


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Name Melissa Tremont
Phone: 409-944-1445