On Thursday, August 25, all campus offices will open at 2 p.m. due to staff development activities. We apologize for any inconvenience.

On Friday, August 26, offices will be closed so all DCCCD employees may participate in the district's annual Conference Day.

Surgical Technologist at a Glance

Looking for a quick overview of the Surgical Technologist program? Take a look at Surgical Technologist at a Glance for a short summary of what a surgical technologist does and the degrees and certificates we offer.

What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

photo of a student in the labDuties include preparing the OR for surgery; scrubbing, gowning and gloving; creating and maintaining the sterile field; passing instruments and supplies to the attending surgeon; care and handling of specimens; retracting the patient’s tissues; and assisting with wound closure.  

America’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education to become a surgical technologist and provides the following average salary and expected job growth statistics for surgical technologists in Texas:

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2018
Surgical technologist $18.69 $38,900 +35%
For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.