School of Health Careers

Surgical Technology

Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Want to work in surgery? Learn to become an integral member of the surgical team that delivers patient care before, during, and following surgery through classroom and hands-on clinical training. Learn sterile and aseptic techniques, surgical procedures, and implementation of surgical instrumentation and technologies to facilitate a physician during invasive and diagnostic procedures. Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Angelina College.

Program Accreditation & Outcomes

Degree Pathway

Program Admissions Criteria

What is Surgical Technology?

Career Outlook

In the deep east Texas region, the average annual salary for surgical technologists is more than $48,000*.

*National Center for O*Net Development. Retrieved September 2023 from

Contact Us

3500 South First Street
Lufkin, TX 75901

Program Director: Stefanie Vaughn
(936) 633-5275

Admin Assistants:

Daphne Shepherd
(936) 671-7348

Terry Scott
(936) 633-5265

School of Health Careers Dean
Winifred Ferguson Adams
(936) 633-5266


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Why AC for Surgical Technology?

Commitment to Excellence

Learn from a seasoned faculty with extensive experience and dedication to helping students succeed! Graduates can embark on careers as Certified Surgical Technologists in hospitals, clinics, or surgical centers. Opportunities also extend to surgical equipment sales, healthcare education, or advancement to become surgical first assistants. Our program opens doors to diverse and promising career paths.

Practical, Real-world Training

Enroll in our Surgical Technology program for hands-on training in a lifelike operating room. Learn innovative techniques, including virtual reality, for minimally invasive procedures. Partnering with hospitals ensures exposure to diverse surgeries and cutting-edge technologies, providing a solid foundation for success in the field.

Personalized Student Attention

Be part of a program with a personalized approach, emphasizing cohesiveness and teamwork. With direct access to instructors, you’ll benefit from personalized guidance and support. The program goes beyond academics, providing opportunities for mentorship, tailored career guidance, and networking. 

Steps to become a Surgical Tech at AC

Apply to Angelina College

Take Prerequisites

See prerequisites HERE

Apply to Program

Email for the application after attending information session.

Information Session Schedule

Fall 23/Spring 24 Sessions:

Monday, September 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm 
Monday, November 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Monday, January 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Monday, February 19, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Monday, March 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Health Careers I Building
Room 207

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