Surgical Technology

Program Number: 10-512-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Full-Time Enrollment Only

Stay local or take your career nationwide (or even abroad) with an in-demand health care career in surgical technology with an associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, are allied health professionals who prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment and assist doctors during surgeries.

Moraine Park Surgical Technology students learn the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Students gain hands-on experience through two semesters of clinical work, and are required to complete a minimum of 120 clinical cases to graduate.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763

What You’ll Learn

Surgical technology students learn the basic principles and best practices of working in the peri-operative environment, how to maintain a safe and sterile surgical environment, how to provide a safe and supportive environment for the patient, how to prep patients, operating rooms and surgical teams for the preoperative phase, and how to perform intraoperative and postoperative case management.

Number Title Crs
Clinical Admissions Requirements
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
Total 8
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
512-125 Intro to Surgical Technology 4
512-126 Surgical Technology Fundamentals 1 4
512-127 Exploring Surgical Issues 2
890-101 College 101 2
Total 16
Semester 2
512-128 Surgical Technology Fundamentals 2 4
512-129 Surgical Pharmacology 2
512-130 Surgical Skills Application 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
806-197 Microbiology 4
Total 15
Semester 3
512-131 Surgical Interventions 1 4
512-132 Surgical Technology Clinical 1 3
512-133 Surgical Technology Clinical 2 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 16
Semester 4
512-135 Surgical Technology Clinical 3 3
512-136 Surgical Technology Clinical 4 3
512-142 Surgical Interventions II 4
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 13
Total Credits 68