Surgical Technology

Program Information

Surg TechThe program in surgical technology includes theory and practical clinical experience designed to prepare the successful completer to function as an integral member of the surgical team. Emphasis is placed on the proper application of sterile technique and modern technology to patient care in the operating room. Upon completion of the program the student is qualified to take the national certification examination for surgical technologists.

The Wharton County Junior College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Criminal Background Checks

Most clinical facilities require that criminal background checks be completed prior to allowing students to participate in clinical training at their facilities. Applicants conditionally accepted into the ST program will be required to complete a criminal background check. Final acceptance into to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check, which will be completed by an approved agency. The cost of the criminal background check will be at the applicant’s expense. The anticipated cost for the criminal background check is $52.02. Information regarding this process should be obtained from the Surgical Technology Department Head.


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