Surgical Technology

McLennan's Surgical Technology program is an associate degree program that trains students through strict aseptic technique guidelines to function as one of the sterile team members in the preparation, setup and maintenance of the sterile field. Surgical Technologists prepare the operating room by selecting and having readily available the surgical supplies, instruments and equipment necessary to establish the sterile surgical field.

The mission of McLennan's Surgical Technology program is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain and apply affective, cognitive, psychomotor knowledge and skills to be employed as an entry-level Surgical Technologist and become contributing members of the health care team.

Surgical Technology students receives didactic and laboratory experience as well as supervised clinical experience in preparation for an entry-level position.

Upon graduation and successfully passing the national certification examination, the student will be professionally recognized as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).


The McLennan Community College Surgical Technology program is accredited through the Commission of Accreditation for the Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33756;; 727-210-2350.

For More Information

Please contact Marcie Rierson, Program Director, at 254-299-8292 or

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 program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Title IX

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator
Chief of Staff for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Title IX
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654 or

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