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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Surgical Technology

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Careers with vital possibilities

In an operating room, patients depend on the attentiveness and precision of a whole team of medical professionals. As a surgical technologist, you will be relied upon to prepare surgical instruments and equipment, handle specimens for analysis, and ensure that all work areas are clean and restocked. Austin Community College’s Surgical Technology Program provides the knowledge and experience necessary to be hired in a multitude of healthcare settings. Upon program completion, students are ready to take the national certification exam.

Please review updated prerequisites for this program >

Career Information

Primarily employed at hospitals, surgical technicians spend much of their working hours on their feet, preparing for and assisting in surgical operations. Advances in surgical technology have made procedures safer and therefore more common than ever, resulting in a fast-growing job market for technicians.

Job Titles

Surgical technologist in settings such as hospitals, outpatient care centers, or offices of physicians who perform outpatient surgery.

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Program Accreditations

Accredited through the Accreditation Review Committee-Surgical Technology (6 W. Dry Creek Cir., Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120; www.arcst.org) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 1-727-210-2350. www.caahep.org).

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Academic Awards

Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

Surgical Technology Certificate (Certificate Level 2)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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