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Career Area: Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-512-1
Approximately 2 Years 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: $4386
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.
Surgical Technology students in surgery

Surgical Technology Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Surgical Technician
Surgical Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Certified Surgical Technologist
OB Technician

Average Median Wage


Surgical Technology Programs

This program provides classroom instruction, laboratory practice and hospital experience to prepare students to function in the surgical setting. Graduates are qualified to apply the principles of asepsis in providing patient care, provide a safe environment for the surgical patient, function under all aspects of surgical techniques, demonstrate proper preparation and specific use of equipment and supplies used for surgical procedures, differentiate sterilization methods for special equipment and instruments necessary for special surgical procedures, work as a team member, demonstrate awareness of the step-by-step procedure for specific surgical procedures and demonstrate a code of professional behavior. Graduates of the program may also apply their skills in related areas such as delivery room, emergency room and veterinary surgical practice.