Program Number: 10-512-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Fond du Lac
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.
The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
The clinical case requirement for program completion includes a minimum of 120 cases.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). ARC/STSA is sponsored by the Association of Surgical Technologists, the American College of Surgeons and the American Hospital Association, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Apply health care and technological science principles to the peri-operative environment.
- Maintain principles of sterile technique in the surgical environment.
- Provide a safe, efficient and supportive environment for the patient.
- Prepare the patient, operating room, and surgical team for the preoperative phase.
- Perform intraoperative case management in the scrub role.
- Perform postoperative case management.
- Function as an ethical, legal and professional member of the health care team as determined by governing bodies.
- Surgical Technologist Scrub Role
- Central Supply Technologist
- Surgical Technologist/Private Scrub
- Second Assisting Technologist (with additional education Surgical First Assistant)
- Laser/Endoscopic Technologist
- Tissue/Organ Procurement
- GI Technologist
- OB Technologist
Applications for admission to the Surgical Technology program will continue to be accepted until further notice. Please check our Application Deadlines for periodic updates.
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
Clinical Admissions Requirements
- 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
- 806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|512-125||Introduction to Surgical Technology||4|
|512-126||Surgical Technology Fundamentals 1||4|
|512-127||Exploring Surgical Issues||2|
|512-128||Surgical Technology Fundamentals 2||4|
|512-130||Surgical Skills Application||2|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|512-131||Surgical Interventions 1||4|
|512-132||Surgical Technology Clinical 1||3|
|512-133||Surgical Technology Clinical 2||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
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|809-199||Psychology of Human Relations||3|
|512-135||Surgical Technology Clinical 3||3|
|512-136||Surgical Technology Clinical 4||3|
|512-142||Surgical Interventions II||4|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|Required Elective Credits||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||71|
Clinical experiences, evaluations, and attendance at and completion of the scheduled CST exam are exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.
In 2014 100% of graduates passed the Outcomes Assessment Exam
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Additional Program Requirements
Students accepted into the Surgical Technology program are required to meet the following CAAHEP and ARC/STSA Accreditation program criteria for graduation: Satisfactory completion of program courses Surgical Interventions II and Surgical Technology Clinical 4, completion of 120 Surgery Experience cases as established according to CAAHEP and ARC/STSA Clinical Student Scrub Roles, Clinical Experience Surgery Case Requirements, and final completion of the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
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