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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-512-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Students working in an operating room during surgery

Surgical Technologist Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Surgical Technician Associate
Surgical Technologist
Surgical Assistant
Operating Room Surgical Assistant
Central Supply Technician

Average Median Wage

$45725

Surgical Technologist Programs

The curriculum provides instruction in medical-surgical terminology, weights and measures, moral and legal responsibilities, aseptic technique, positioning and transporting techniques, and how to report and record selected surgical data. The program curriculum also includes instruction in principles of operating room technique, surgical procedures, microbiology, anatomy and pathophysiology as it relates to surgical procedures.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. Two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement that identifies which courses/labs will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district. Check with the colleges listed for more details.

Surgical Technologist Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Surgical Technologist at CVTC
Madison College Surgical Technologist at Madison College
Mid-State Surgical Technologist at Mid-State
Northcentral Surgical Technologist at Northcentral
Northeast Surgical Technologist at Northeast
Western Surgical Technologist at Western