Why choose Surgical Technologist?
- Surgery can be stressful. The trained surgical technologist is an important member of the surgical team, providing pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care and making the patient’s experience more positive.
- A great career for those with strong communication and teamwork skills as well as attention to detail and safety protocols.
- Get the training needed to confidently work in a supporting role in the exciting world of surgery.
- Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
Due to accreditation requirements, we are no longer accepting applications for the Surgical Technologist Technical Diploma. Applications are now open for the Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Arts program with courses starting in Fall 2023. Please see more information about this program at https://www.mstc.edu/programs/surgical-technology.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Due to accreditation requirements, we are no longer accepting applications for the Surgical Technologist Technical Diploma. Applications are now open for the Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Arts program with courses starting in Fall 2023.
Full-Time or Part-Time
Length of Program: One year
Start Dates: Fall
Start at any time or location by taking general education courses
What You'll Learn
The Surgical Technologist program at Mid-State prepares graduates to work as part of the surgical team in operating rooms, providing instruments and supplies to the surgeon. Students learn skills and techniques used in central service with instrument processing.
Training encompasses both classroom and lab instruction. You will gain clinical hands-on experience in surgery, ambulatory centers, central service, and other related areas. After successful completion of the program and certification exam, you will be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2022/23 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $6,071.78
- Books: $1,116.20
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $445.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $7,632.98
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Recent federal regulation changes may alter the amount of financial aid available to students in programs that do not lead to an associate degree. We encourage you to connect with your advisor or Financial Aid staff if you have questions.
|10806177||General Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|Term Total||7 Credits|
|31512327||ST: Introduction to Surgical Technology||4|
|31512328||ST: Fundamentals 1||4|
|31512329||ST: Fundamentals 2||2|
|31512330||ST: Clinical 1||3|
|Term Total||15-17 Credits|
|31512331||ST: Surgical Procedures||4|
|31512332||ST: Clinical 2||4|
|31512334||ST: Clinical 3||4|
|10501104||Culture of Healthcare||2|
|Term Total||14 Credits|
|Program Total||36-38 Credits|
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
NANCY DUPEE, AAS
Nancy earned her associate in applied science from Mid-State Technical College and is a Certified Surgical Technologist and Certified First Assistant. Her experience includes over 16 years as a clinical coordinator and assisting in lab preparation in the Surgical Technologist program at Mid-State.
“Being a teacher has many rewards, especially the pride I feel when each student has completed the program and walks across the stage to receive their much-deserved diploma.”
- Surgical Technologist
- Vascular/Cath Lab Surgical Technologist
- Anesthesia Technologist
- Endoscopy Assistant
- Labor and Delivery Technician
- Materials Management
- Medical Sales
- Office Manager
- Organ and Tissue Procurement
- Private employment by a surgeon
- Research and Product Developer Assistant
- Surgery Scheduler
- Surgical Assistant
- Surgical Technology Instructor
- Traveling Surgical Technologist
- Veterinary Assistant
- Accreditation Information
The Surgical Technologist program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), under the auspices of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates of the Surgical Technologist program highly recommend the Central Service Technician program prior to core course enrollment.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 • 727.210.2350 • www.caahep.org
- Accreditation Outcomes
Outcomes Assessment Exam (CST Exam)
Reporting Year Academic Year Mid-State Pass Rate 2019 2017-2018 91%
*ARC/STSA Exam Pass Rate Threshold is 70%
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Take the Next Step
“The Surgical Technologist program took me out of my comfort zone and moved me into what I am doing now. It was the key to my success.”
Choose Your Path
Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.
Transfer • Dual Credit • Credit for Prior Learning