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.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Additional Program Requirements
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • 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.
Career Opportunities
  • 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
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Additional Program Requirements
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.
Transfer Opportunities
  1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
  2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Clinical experiences, evaluations, and attendance at and completion of the scheduled CST exam are exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.

In 2019 100% of graduates passed the Outcomes Assessment Exam.

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Clinical Admissions Requirements
806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
Total 8
Semester 1
103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
501-101Medical Terminology3
512-125Introduction to Surgical Technology4
512-126Surgical Technology Fundamentals 14
512-127Exploring Surgical Issues2
890-101College 1012
Total 16
Semester 2
512-128Surgical Technology Fundamentals 24
512-129Surgical Pharmacology2
512-130Surgical Skills Application2
801-136English Composition 13
Total 15
Semester 3
512-131Surgical Interventions 14
512-132Surgical Technology Clinical 13
512-133Surgical Technology Clinical 23
801-1xxCommunication Course3
809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
Total 16
Semester 4
512-135Surgical Technology Clinical 33
512-136Surgical Technology Clinical 43
512-142Surgical Interventions II4
809-1xxSocial Science Course3
Total 13
Total Credits68