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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology

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Level 1 Certificate of Completion

SURG.T001.UG • Trinity River Campus Only

Special admissions criteria applicable


The following science courses are prerequisites to selection for the Surgical Technology Program. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required.

Program Requirements

Total Certificate Hours: 39

Special Admissions Criteria and Program Information:

All applicants to the Surgical Technology Program are required to attend an information session before the applicant deadline. Complete details of the Surgical Technology program admissions process may be found at

Applicant Criteria:

  • Students must be TSI compliant
  • Hold a TCCD Student Colleague Number
  • Must meet with the CTE advisor
  • Currently have Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Successfully Complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 70 in each section
  • IELTS 6.5 minimum score or TOEFL iBT test with 83 as a minimum score for ESL students

This program is a selective admissions offering. For details regarding this process please visit the homepage of the Surgical Technology Program found at

Prior to application students with international college credits must contact the International Admissions office at 817-515-1570, to verify those courses that will transfer to TCCD.

Once admitted to the program students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” (75%) in all courses found within the degree plan.

Students who are selected for admission must perform and pass a drug screening and criminal background check, both of which must report negative in order to remain in the program. Required immunizations must be completed prior to the beginning of classes. For details, go to

After successful completion of the above curriculum, the student is eligible to take the certification examination to become a certified Surgical Technologist through the Association of Surgical Technologists.

The Tarrant County College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone 727-210-2350.

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