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Surgical Technology Program

Appointments for program information are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please contact Victoria Parnell at 979-691-2408 or via email at victoria.parnell@blinn.edu to schedule an appointment.

Gain the Skills You Need to Join the Surgical Team

The Blinn College District Surgical Technology Program is a two-year associate degree program that prepares students for high-demand careers as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists are integral members of the surgical team, assisting surgeons, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses in providing care to patients in the operating room and facilitating the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures.

Through the Blinn Surgical Technology Program, students engage in lecture and laboratory classrooms, clinical observation, and hands-on experience to earn their 60-hour Associate of Applied Science Degree. Through this process, students who are in good physical and mental condition and can perform under stress can gain the skills and expertise they need to meet their employers' needs.

Based at the RELLIS Academic Complex on the RELLIS Campus, the Blinn College District’s Surgical Technology Program features an innovative simulation laboratory that provides students the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning opportunities.

The Surgical Technology program at Blinn College meets the education requirements for the student to sit for the national credentialing examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Those who pass the exam become certified and are granted the designation of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) and will be granted permission to work throughout the United States of America.

Accrediting Information

The AAS program in Surgical Technology is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
Email: mail@caahep.org
Website: https://www.caahep.org/

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2100 individual education programs in 32 health science occupations. CAAHEP accredited programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to assure that they meet the Standards and Guidelines of each profession.

CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation ( CHEA ). CAAHEP is also member of the Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors ( ASPA ).

PROGRAMATIC ACCREDITOR

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

West Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 741-3655
Email: info@arcstsa.org
Website: https://arcstsa.org/

Since 1972, the ARC/STSA has set the gold standard for higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.

The ARC/STSA is a private, non-profit accreditation services agency that provides national recognition for 400 higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The mission of the ARC/STSA is to provide accreditation services to our communities of interest that validate excellence of educational programs in order to advance the professions and ensure quality patient care.

CREDENTIALING

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite #100
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (800) 707-0057 (toll-free)
Fax: (303) 325-2536
Email: mail@nbstsa.org
Website: https://www.nbstsa.org/

The mission of the NBSTSA is to be the gold standard provider of professional certification of surgical technologists (CST®) and surgical first assistants (CSFA®), supporting continuing education, thus promoting superior patient care in the surgical setting.

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting determines, through examination, if an individual has acquired both theoretical and practical knowledge of surgical technology or surgical first assisting.

Contact Us

Computer Lab
Linda Hill
Director
Phone: 979-691-2088
Email: victoria.parnell@blinn.edu

News

Blinn alumna finds pathway to her dream job through Blinn Surgical Technology Program Blinn alumna finds pathway to her dream job through Blinn Surgical Technology Program

Recent graduates maintain a perfect national certification pass rate and employment rate

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Program prepares students for high-demand field in the healthcare industry

 Blinn Surgical Technology Program hosting online information sessions for prospective students Blinn Surgical Technology Program hosting online information sessions for prospective students

Texas has highest employment rate of surgical technologists in the nation

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Health Sciences Advisor/Recruiter Kate Karstadt will take questions via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 19