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Surgical Technology

M State's Surgical Technology program trains operating room technologists to be part of the medical teams that deliver care for patients before, during and after surgery.

Graduates of the 60-credit Associate in Applied Science degree program will be prepared to assist physicians, anesthesiologists and nurses throughout the surgical process.



 

Program Accreditation

M State's Surgical Technology program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs. Graduates of this program may sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certified Surgical Technologist examination.


 

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Role as an active member of the operating room team
  • Professional behavior, communication and collaboration in providing safe patient care
  • Proper procedures for patient safety, asepsis and infection control
  • Proficiency in the use of surgical equipment, supplies and instruments
  • Professional and ethical skills
  • Effective therapeutic communication with the patient and perioperative team
  • Efficient use of technology in the perioperative setting

 

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Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Angie Stevenson
Surgical Technology Program Director
Moorhead
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Apply Now

Surgical Technology is a selective admissions program.

Step 1: Apply to M State using our online application.

Step 2: Download and read the Surgical Technology Application Packet posted below. The Fall 2017 application will be available in January 2017.

Step 3: Apply for admission to the Surgical Technology program.



Surgical Technologist regional wage

Surgical Technologist regional wage

 

Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's Surgical Technology program will have employment opportunities at hospitals, clinics and surgical centers and dental and physician offices where outpatient surgery is performed.

Description: Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Typical education level:Vocational Certificate

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All career data is set to your current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead



 

Surgical Technology employment

429 Employed in your area

19 Estimated annual job openings

51 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Surgical Technologists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.

Age Group # of Workers % of Workers
under 25 75 17%
25-34 144 34%
35-44 82 19%
45-54 77 18%
55-64 45 10%
65+ 6 1%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics *Data sample from Career Coach 03/13/2015


 

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322


 

Surgical Technology program costs

Tuition Costs

Tuition Rate Total

Non-Resident $160.80/credit* $9,648.00

Resident $160.80/credit* $9,648.00

*This rate will likely adjust to $199.75/credit soon.

Other Costs

Item Rate Total

Application Fee $20

Books $1,000/Year $2,000

Laptop Computer $1,000/One Time $1000

Parking Fee $2/Credit $120

Student Activity Fee $5.50/Credit $330

Student Association Fee $0.31/Credit $18.60

Technology Fee $10/Credit $600

National Background Check $65

Minnesota Department of Health Background Check $20

ND State Board of Nursing Registry $150

Practice CST Test $50

Uniforms $55

Lab Skills Kit $73.72

Total Cost

Tuition Other Costs Total

Non-Resident $9,648.00 $4,777.32 $14,425.32

Resident $9,648.00 $4,777.32 $14,425.32


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