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 of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accrediting Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

McLennan Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of McLennan Community College.

Subsequent to the scheduled Reaffirmation Committee Review on November 1-4, 2021, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees rendered their opinion on June 16, 2022, to place the McLennan Community College on Warning. Warning is the less critical of the two sanctions that can be placed on institutions by SACSCOC. The College will submit a monitoring report for the SACSCOC Board Meeting in April 2023 in advance of the June 2023 meeting. At that time, the SACSCOC Board will consider action to reaffirm accreditation.

McLennan Community College remains fully accredited, which means coursework, degrees, and certificates are valid and will continue to be highly respected by employers and other higher education institutions.

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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.