Why choose Surgical Technology?
- Surgery can be stressful for patients. 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.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Full-Time or Part-Time
Length of Program: Two Years
Start Dates: Fall
Start at any time or location by taking general education courses
What You'll Learn
The Surgical Technology program at Mid-State prepares graduates to work as part of the surgical team in operating rooms, providing proper handling and use of equipment, assisting the surgeon during procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 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: $9,708.16
- Books: $1,600*
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $445.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $11,753.16
*Book cost is an estimate due to curriculum not being developed yet.
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
|10512125||Intro to Surgical Technology||4|
|10512126||Surgical Tech Fundamentals 1||4|
|10512127||Exploring Surgical Issues||2|
|10806177||General Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|Term Total||17 Credits|
|10512128||Surgical Tech Fundamentals 2||4|
|10512130||Surgical Skills Application||2|
|10801136||English Composition 1||3|
|Term Total||15 Credits|
|10512131||Surgical Interventions 1||4|
|10512132||Surgical Technology Clinical 1||3|
|10512133||Surgical Technology Clinical 2||3|
|10809172||Introduction to Diversity Studies||3|
|-or-||10809166||Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application||3|
|Term Total||16 Credits|
|10512135||Surgical Technology Clinical 3||3|
|10512136||Surgical Technology Clinical 4||3|
|10512142||Surgical Interventions II||4|
|10809198||Intro to Psychology||3|
|Term Total||13 Credits|
|Program Total||61 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.”
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- Accreditation Information
The Mid-State Technical College Surgical Technology 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
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%
- Additional Resources
Take the Next Step
“The Surgical Technology 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