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Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are educated, highly-skilled, and versatile members 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.

Our Surgical Technology department works out of the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, a 150,000 square foot facility on TJC's main campus. The surgical tech labs are set up like an actual surgical suite, so you can get proper training in a real-life environment.

Glenda Lancaster

“My experience at TJC changed everything. Now, I have a great job and I don’t have to worry as much about money. And with that security and confidence, my shoulders are a little straighter and I walk with a lot more bounce than I did before. That means everything.”

Glenda Lancaster
Class of 2015
Surgical Technologist at ETMC

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Surgical Technology majors 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 Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Pass rate for 2018 is 71%.

Degree Plans

How to Apply

TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Surgical Technology program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria utilizing a point system, interview process, and reviewed by an admissions committee. Because of limited enrollment in the program, not all applicants who meet the basic admissions requirements will be accepted into the program.

Application Packet
Selective Admissions
Surgery Tech student observing


The Surgical Technology Department at TJC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 

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

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.