Tyler Junior College

Surgical Technology

The surgical technologist is a well educated, highly, skilled, and versatile member of the health care team who work with the surgeon and other skilled professionals to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize the highest possible level of patient care.

Students are required to take the National Exam given by the Association of Surgical Technologists before or directly after graduation. Those who pass this exam become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST).


The Surgical Technology Department at TJC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  A graduate of the CAAHEP accredited program is eligible to sit for the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) national certification exam within 30 days of graduation. This certification exam takes place onsite in the Surgical Technology Computer Lab, located at the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Science Center facility, room 294. This certification is becoming a requirement for employment at most health facilities.

The CAAHEP contact information is:

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
Email: caahep@mcs.net

See our related downloads for the gainful employment report, point selection for SRGT selection, application packet, and the Nursing and Health Sciences application.

Degree Plans

CST Exam Pass Rate

  • The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Pass rate for 2015 is 92.86%.

Professional Organizations


  • Sherry Seaton, RN, BSN, CNOR
  • Brenda Korich, CST/FA

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/SurgicalTech

Surgical Technology Contact Information

Sherry Seaton
Department Chair
Office: RNHS-250

Email: ssea@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2962

Advising contact: 903-510-2662