How to Become a Surgical Technologist in Texas

Surgical technologists are supportive healthcare professionals who work under the guidance of surgeons and operating room (OR) or scrub nurses. They have a lot of contact with patients as they help prepare them for surgery and then take them to recovery after surgery. Surgical technologists are also responsible for prepping the OR, making sure it is a sterile environment and that all equipment, supplies and instruments are working and sanitized.

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They assist the surgical team in dressing for surgery by helping them into sterilized caps, gowns and gloves. During surgery, the surgical technologist will monitor the patient’s vitals, as well as the instruments and supplies and will hand the surgeon whatever tools they may need. If any specimens are collected during the procedure, the surgical tech may be responsible for taking them to the lab. [En Español]

Surgical technologists in Texas are required to hold national certification. Educational requirements for the state include a high school diploma or equivalent and completion of an accredited post-secondary surgical technology program. Current CPR certification is also required by most Texas employers.

Becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist in Texas

In Texas, surgical technology is regulated by the Texas State Assembly of Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). To work as a surgical technologist in Texas, you must complete a surgical technology program that is accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). You must also hold certification as a surgical technologist through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Assisting (NBSTSA) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Students who have completed an accredited post-secondary surgical technology program are eligible to take the NBSTSA exam. The exam fee is $190 for AST members and $290 for non-AST members. There are several locations in which you can take the NBSTSA exam in Texas. These locations include:

  • Amarillo
  • Arlington
  • Anderson Square and Lacosta Corporate Park in Austin
  • Corpus Christi
  • Richardson-Collins Boulevard and One Empire in Dallas
  • The Atrium in El Paso
  • Fort Worth
  • Northwest Freeway in Houston
  • The Atrium in East Houston
  • Greenbriar Place in North Houston
  • Sam Houston Parkway in Southwest Houston
  • McAllen
  • Computer Drive and Park Ten Boulevard in San Antonio
  • Tyler
  • Waco
  • Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls

To keep certification current, NBSTSA certified surgical techs are required to renew their certification every four years. A renewal fee is required. You can renew your certification by either taking a total of 60 continued education credits or by taking the NBSTSA exam again every four years. Those who choose to retake the exam will be required to pay the exam fee again.

There are four different ways to be eligible to take the NCCT exam: be a current surgical technology student, a graduate of a surgical technology program, a practicing surgical technologist or an active military member who has completed surgical technology training. The exam fee is $155 for current students and graduates who take the exam within nine months of their graduation. The exam fee is $195 for those who take the test more than nine months after they have graduated. Practicing surgical technologists must have a high school diploma and three years of experience in the past five years. Military members must be high school graduates and have completed surgical technology training while in the military within the past five years. NCCT certification is up for renewal annually.

Graduates of an accredited surgical technology program may work in Texas without certification if they take a certification exam within 180 days of their graduation.

Surgical Technology Programs in Texas

Completion of a surgical technology program that is accredited by either the CAAHEP or ABHES is required to take the NBSTSA exam and to work as a surgical technologist in Texas. There are 58 colleges in Texas that offer accredited programs. Below are a few examples of these programs.

  • Austin Community College has both a certificate program and an Associate in Science (AS) degree program in surgical technology. The AS degree consists of 60 credit hours of combined classroom instruction and clinical work. Prerequisites of the program, which are included in the total credit hours, are Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, Mathematics, Essentials of Medical Terminology, Microbiology and Pharmacology. The certificate program consists of 51 credit hours and the same prerequisites as the AS degree. Both programs take approximately two years to complete. To be accepted into either program, students must have a physical exam, current immunizations, current health insurance, and pass a background check and drug test.
  • Baptist School of Health Professions in San Antonio offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Surgical Technology. It takes two years to complete this program. Prerequisite courses are three credit hours of any college-level English course. There is a current 100 percent pass rate for students who take the national certification exam after graduating from this program. Before being admitted into this program, students must complete a physical exam, have proof of current immunizations, pass a drug test and background check, and provide proof of health insurance and CPR certification.
  • The Houston Northwest and San Antonio campuses of the College of Healthcare Professions offer an (AAS) degree in surgical technology. The program is a combination of classroom instruction and a clinical externship. The program is 80 weeks long (approximately two years) and consists of 91.5 credit hours. There is a 90 percent pass rate for graduates of this program who take the national certification exam.

Career Outlook and Salary Expectations

There were 9,470 surgical technologists working in the state of Texas in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This job field is one that is steadily growing. The number of surgical technologists working across the United States is expected to see an overall growth of 11.7 percent by the year 2026. Texas ranks 2nd in the U.S. for the highest employment level of surgical technologists. Within the state, Dallas and Houston employ the most surgical techs.

As of May 2019, surgical technologists in Texas were making an average of $23.65 an hour, and $49,190 annually. Surgical techs may earn anywhere from $15.82 an hour for those just starting out, up to as much as $32.47 an hour for those who are more experienced. The top- earning surgical technologists in the state make an average of $67,530 annually. Salary may also vary depending on location. Surgical techs in Dallas make an average of $51,310 annually, and those in Houston make an average of $53,560.

Working as a Surgical Technologist in Texas

Surgical technologists may find work in places such as hospital operating rooms, outpatient surgical clinics, private practices, cardiac catheterization units, endoscopic departments or children’s hospitals. If you work in specialty clinics, you will most likely focus on one area of surgery. If you work in a hospital or outpatient clinic, you will probably help with various types of surgeries. Some of the larger hospitals you may consider when looking for work in Texas include Houston Methodist, South Austin Medical Center and Baptist Emergency Hospital. Besides Dallas and Houston, some other cities in Texas that have a high concentration of surgical technologists are Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Plano and San Antonio.

Although completing a formal surgical technology program and becoming nationally certified are requirements to work as a surgical technologist in Texas, most surgical tech programs take just one to two years to complete. And some places will hire you between graduation and certification, if you have plans to become certified. This means that within the next couple of years, you can be ready to work anywhere within the state and be well on your way to becoming a top-earning surgical tech.

College Programs

Amarillo, TX Area

Amarillo College

2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, Texas 79109
(806) 371-5000
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Amarillo College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and two Certificate programs. All programs are offered at their campus in the city of Amarillo. Most of the school’s 9,936 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $2,010 and are $3,042 and $4,578 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost around $1,656, although this will depend on the program.

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Area

Austin Community College District

5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, Texas 78752
(512) 223-7000
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Austin Community College District offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of Austin. Most of the school’s 41,574 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-district students is roughly in the order of $2,550 and are $10,890 and $13,080 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost roughly $1,200, depending on the program chosen.

Virginia College-Austin

14200 N IH – 35, Austin, Texas 78728
(512) 371-3500
Surgical Technology – Associate Program

Virginia College’s Associate-level Surgical Technology program is offered at their Austin campus in the city of Austin, TX. This private, for-profit college has about 552 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Tuition fees are around $14,632 annually.

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Area

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

1500 Proctor St, Port Arthur, Texas 77640
(409) 984-6342
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Lamar State College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their Port Arthur campus in the city of Port Arthur, TX. Most of the school’s 1,802 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are in the order of $5,698 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $17,938 yearly. Books and supplies can cost around $1,000, although this will depend on the program.

Corpus Christi, TX Area

Del Mar College

101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
(361) 698-1255
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Del Mar College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are based at their campus in the city of Corpus Christi. Most of the school’s 10,852 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $2,546 and are $3,846 and $4,808 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost around $1,215, although this will depend on the program.

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division Area

Collin County Community College District

3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069
(972) 881-5790
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Central Sterile Processing – Certificate Program

Collin County Community College District offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in McKinney in Collin County, TX. This public college has around 28,187 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-district students is roughly in the order of $1,264 and are $2,494 and $4,294 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost roughly $1,500, depending on the program.

Concorde Career College-Dallas

12606 Greenville Ave Ste 130, Dallas, Texas 75243
(469) 221-3400
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Concorde Career College is taught at their Dallas campus in the city of Dallas, TX. This private, for-profit college has round 611 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The cost of tuition is in the order of $15,100 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,631, although this varies from program to program.

Concorde Career College-Grand Prairie

305 W. Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052-3831
(469) 348-2500
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Concorde Career College’s Certificate program in Surgical Technology is offered at their Grand Prairie campus in Grand Prairie in Dallas County, TX. Most of the school’s 808 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Tuition fees for the Surgical Technology program are, as a rough guide, around $22,700 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $2,607. Program completion is normally 12 months.

El Centro College

801 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75202-3604
(214) 860-2037
Surgical Technologist – Certificate Program

El Centro College’s Certificate program is offered at their campus in the city of Dallas, TX. Most of the school’s 9,002 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $1,770 and are $3,330 and $5,220 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost around $2,000, although this will depend on the program.

Fortis College-Grand Prairie

401 E Palace Pkwy Ste 100, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
(972) 375-0006
0 – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in 0 at Fortis College is offered at their Grand Prairie campus in Grand Prairie in Dallas County, Texas. The majority of of the school’s 231 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Tuition fees for the 0 program are around $34,152 annually, while study materials may cost around $898. Usually, the program is completed in 21 months.

Eastern Texas Nonmetropolitan Area Area

Angelina College

3500 South First, Lufkin, Texas 75902-1768
(936) 639-1301
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Angelina College’s Certificate-level Surgical Technology program is taught at their campus in the town of Lufkin, TX. This public college has around 5,141 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is 80%. Fees for tuition for in-district students are roughly about $2,370 and are $3,660 and $5,040 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost roughly $1,500, although this will depend on the program.

Paris Junior College

2400 Clarksville St, Paris, Texas 75460
(903) 785-7661
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Surgical Technology Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Paris Junior College is taught at their campus in the town of Paris. This public college has around 4,999 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-district students is likely to be in the order of $2,250 and are $3,600 and $5,100 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost about $1,500, depending on the program chosen.

Trinity Valley Community College

100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, Texas 75751
(903) 675-6200
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Trinity Valley Community College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Athens. Most of the school’s 4,668 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are likely to be about $2,460 and are $4,320 and $4,920 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost about $1,698, depending on the program chosen.

El Paso, TX Area

El Paso Community College

9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 831-2000
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

El Paso Community College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are based at their campus in the city of El Paso. The college has about 28,764 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $2,746 and for students from outside the state around $4,522 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,049, depending on the program.

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division Area

Tarrant County College District

1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6524
(817) 515-8223
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Tarrant County College District is based at their campus in the city of Fort Worth, Texas. This public college has roughly 51,688 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are generally about $1,416 and are $2,544 and $6,120 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost around $1,561, although this will depend on the program.

Gulf Coast Texas Nonmetropolitan Area Area

Wharton County Junior College

911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4560
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Surgical Technology Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Wharton County Junior College is offered at their campus in the town of Wharton, Texas. The majority of of the school’s 7,416 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are generally about $2,222 and are $3,446 and $4,214 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Books and supplies can cost around $1,245, although this will depend on the program.

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Area

College of Health Care Professions-Northwest

240 Northwest Mall, Houston, Texas 77092
(713) 425-3100
Surgical Technology – Associate Program

The Surgical Technology Associate’s degree program in Surgical Technology at College of Health Care Professions can be taken at their Northwest campus in the city of Houston, Texas. Most of the school’s 1,246 students are on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. The cost of tuition is likely to be in the order of $17,000 yearly.

Fortis College-Houston

1201 West Oaks Mall, Houston, Texas 77082
(713) 266-6594 x6854
0 – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in 0 at Fortis College can be taken at their Houston campus in the city of Houston. This private, for-profit college has roughly 210 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Tuition fees for the 0 program are generally about $27,850 for each academic year. Books and supplies can cost roughly $2,050. The typical program completion time is 18 months.

Fortis Institute-Houston

450 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Ste 200, Houston, Texas 77060
(713) 332-0062
0 – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in 0 at Fortis Institute is offered at their Houston campus in the city of Houston, Texas. The college has roughly 362 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Tuition fees for the 0 program are about $27,850 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,950. Program completion is normally 18 months.

Houston Community College

3100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002
(877) 422-6111
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Houston Community College offers various Certificate program options for future professionals. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Houston, Texas. The majority of of the school’s 56,522 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are likely to be about $1,632 and are $3,360 and $3,756 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while books and supplies may cost about $3,000, depending on the program.

Lone Star College System

5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399
(832) 813-6500
Sterile Processing Technician – Certificate Program

Lone Star College System’s Certificate-level Sterile Processing Technician program is based at their campus in the city of The Woodlands. The majority of of the school’s 70,724 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-district students is usually in the order of $1,552 and are $3,232 and $3,592 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost in the order of $2,000, depending on the program chosen.

San Jacinto Community College

8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, Texas 77505
(281) 998-6150
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

San Jacinto Community College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are based at their campus in Pasadena in Harris County. This public college has approximately 28,326 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are roughly about $1,500 and are $2,580 and $4,140 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost roughly $1,550, depending on the program.

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Area

Temple College

2600 S 1st St, Temple, Texas 76504-7435
(254) 298-8282
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Temple College’s Certificate-level Surgical Technology program is taught at their campus in the city of Temple, Texas. The college has about 5,716 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are usually around $2,136 and are $3,816 and $5,736 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,278, although this will vary with the program.

Longview, TX Area

Kilgore College

1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas 75662-3299
(903) 984-8531
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Kilgore College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the town of Kilgore. Most of the school’s 5,666 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are usually around $1,632 and are $3,360 and $4,560 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost in the order of $2,496, although this will vary with the program.

Lubbock, TX Area

Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health

1919 Frankford Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79407
(806) 725-8900
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Surgical Technology Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health can be taken at their campus in the city of Lubbock. Most of the school’s 292 students are on 2-year programs.

North Central Texas Nonmetropolitan Area Area

North Central Texas College

1525 W California Street, Gainesville, Texas 76240-4699
(940) 668-7731
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

North Central Texas College’s Certificate-level Surgical Technology program is taught at their campus in the town of Gainesville. The majority of of the school’s 9,618 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $1,824 and are $3,120 and $5,232 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost around $1,500, although this will vary with the program.

Northwestern Texas Nonmetropolitan Area Area

Cisco College

101 College Heights, Cisco, Texas 76437
(254) 442-5000
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology Level I – Certificate Program

Cisco College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Cisco in Eastland County. The majority of of the school’s 3,608 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are about $3,810 and for students from other states likely to be about $4,710 yearly. Study materials can cost about $1,600, depending on the program chosen.

Howard College

1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 264-5000
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Howard College is based at their campus in the town of Big Spring. The college has about 4,044 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are usually around $2,560 and are $3,970 and $5,420 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost in the order of $1,219, depending on the program chosen.

South Plains College

1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, Texas 79336
(806) 894-9611 x2542
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

South Plains College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the town of Levelland, TX. The majority of of the school’s 9,126 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $2,240 and are $3,296 and $3,680 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while books and supplies may cost around $1,250, although this varies from program to program.

Vernon College

4400 College Dr., Vernon, Texas 76384-4092
(940) 552-6291
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Surgical Technology at Vernon College is based at their campus in Vernon in Wilbarger County. Most of the school’s 2,891 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are usually about $3,150 and are $4,500 and $6,450 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,600, although this will vary with the program.

Odessa, TX Area

Odessa College

201 W University Blvd, Odessa, Texas 79764
(432) 335-6400
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technician – Certificate Program

Odessa College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of Odessa, Texas. Most of the school’s 5,473 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $2,808 and are $3,864 and $5,232 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost around $1,284, depending on the program chosen.

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Area

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

8400 Datapoint Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 297-9636
Surgical Technologist – Certificate Program

The Certificate program in Surgical Technologist at Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is taught at their campus in the city of San Antonio, TX. The majority of of the school’s 686 students are on 4-year programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Fees for tuition are broadly about $8,675 yearly.

Concorde Career College-San Antonio

4803 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 428-2000
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Concorde Career College’s Certificate program in Surgical Technology is based at their San Antonio campus in the city of San Antonio. The college has in the region of 580 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Tuition fees for the Surgical Technology program are about $24,000 yearly, while study materials may cost about $2,449. Usually, the program is completed in 12 months.

St Philip’s College

1801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78203-2098
(210) 486-2000
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

St Philip’s College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and two Certificate programs. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of San Antonio. The college has round 11,198 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-district students is likely to be in the order of $2,188 and are $5,824 and $11,274 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost about $2,078, depending on the program.

Tyler, TX Area

Tyler Junior College

1400 East Fifth Street, Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 510-2200
Surgical Technology – Associate Program, Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

Tyler Junior College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Tyler, TX. The college has in the region of 10,934 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-district students is usually in the order of $2,634 and are $4,284 and $4,974 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,800, although this will vary with the program.

Waco, TX Area

McLennan Community College

1400 College Dr, Waco, Texas 76708
(254) 299-8622
Surgical Technology – Certificate Program

McLennan Community College’s Certificate-level Surgical Technology program is taught at their campus in the city of Waco. The majority of of the school’s 8,305 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-district students are roughly about $2,760 and are $3,192 and $4,560 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while study materials may cost roughly $1,206, depending on the program.

Texas State Technical College

3801 Campus Drive, Waco, Texas 76705
(800) 792-8784
Surgical Technology – Associate Program

Texas State Technical College’s Associate-level Surgical Technology program is taught at their campus in Waco in Mclennan County, TX. The majority of of the school’s 11,316 students are on 2-year programs. The cost of tuition for in-state students is about $4,665 and for students from other states in the order of $10,080 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $1,175, depending on the program chosen.

* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/). Confirm with college before applying.

Neighbor States

Residents of Texas may also wish to review their options in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.