Associate of Applied Science│68 Credits│2 Years│Fond du Lac Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $47,836
Stay local or take your career nationwide as a surgical technologist. Moraine Park’s Surgical Tech program prepares you to carry out common operating room procedures and handle high-pressure situations as a valuable member of a surgical team. Are you ready to scrub in?
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, prepare sterile instruments and supplies, and assist doctors during surgeries. Yet, that simple explanation doesn’t do the career justice.
Consider that you have a front-row seat to a live anatomy lesson every day as you work alongside physicians and assist them in carrying out surgical procedures. You will be trained to stay alert and anticipate a surgeon’s every move. To do this, you will be skilled at understanding the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of what has brought a patient into the operating room.
Students gain hands-on experience starting in on-campus surgical suite labs and then continuing in an off-site clinical setting for two semesters. A minimum of 120 clinical cases are required 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)
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Career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
Surgical Technology program students are required to meet the following CAAHEP and ARC/STSA Accreditation criteria for graduation: 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.
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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Petition Process Details: Students are provisionally accepted to the Surgical Technology Program in “pre-core” status. When program ready, students go through the petition process.
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.
Pre-core students do not incur these costs up front. Students will work with their advisor for details. Required books and materials are an additional cost. New, used, and rental books may be an option.
Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
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Certifying Organization: National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Clinical experiences, evaluations, and attendance at and completion of the scheduled CST exam are exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.
Of the May 2022 graduates, 75% passed the Surgical Technology Certification Exam on the first attempt.
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High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.