Degrees and Certificates
Why Choose This Program
The SCTCC Surgical Technology program trains students to assist, set up, and pass instruments to surgeons during various surgical procedures. After graduating, SCTCC students become an integral member of the health care team by helping surgeons provide quality surgical care to patients.
During a surgery, the patient counts on every professional in the operating room to help ensure a safe, accurate, and effective outcome. A Surgical Technology degree from SCTCC prepares students for the necessary level of professionalism needed in the surgical room. We ensure that every graduate will be successful in their future career with the skills we teach in SCTCC classrooms.
Under the supervision of a surgeon, surgical technologists ensure that the operating room environment is safe, the equipment functions properly, and the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. At SCTCC, we ensure every graduate has the appropriate skills needed to succeed in the surgical room and their future occupations.
Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation.
Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
From Degree to Career
When you choose the Surgical Technology program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire surgical technologists.
At SCTCC, we teach our students the necessary skills that will guarantee success in the workforce. We not only teach students the importance of using their knowledge in sciences and current technologies in their role as a surgical technologist, but we also ensure every student can demonstrate and integrate principles of surgical asepsis as part of the perioperative experience.
SCTCC graduates from the Surgical Technology program are able to perform as competent, entry-level surgical technologists in a health care setting and they understand the importance of delivering safe and efficient patient care in the operation room.
Our Surgical Technology graduates recognize patients as a unique individual in a culturally diverse client population, and ensures every patient gets the quality care they deserve. Graduates develop effective communication with the surgeon, staff, and patient to assess the needs for a particular surgical procedure.
At SCTCC, we ensure every student understands and has the ability to promote environmental safety as formulated by OSHA, JCAHO, AST, AORN, and other regulatory bodies.
- Correlate the knowledge base in sciences and current technologies to their role as a Surgical Technologist.
- Demonstrate and integrate principles of surgical asepsis as part of the perioperative experience.
- Recognize the patient as a “unique” individual in a culturally diverse client population across the life span.
- Develop effective communication with the surgeon, staff and patient to assess the needs for a particular surgical procedure.
- Perform as a competent entry-level surgical technologist in a health care setting with an emphasis on delivering safe and efficient patient care.
- Promote environmental safety as formulated by OSHA, JCAHO, AST, AORN and other regulatory bodies.
With a degree from the SCTCC Surgical Technology program, graduates have their choice to work at hospitals, physician’s offices, and outpatient care centers.
A day in the life of a SCTCC graduate consists of working as a surgical technologists alongside surgeons at the St. Cloud Hospital, Douglas County Hospital, or North Metro Surgery Center. These graduates utilize the knowledge base they learned in the classroom at SCTCC to inform their decisions in their careers.
- Physicians Offices
- Outpatient Care Centers
Graduates of our Surgical Technology program have various options of where to work for their future career. We have students working for CentraCare Plaza, the University of Minnesota, and the Sanford Health Center. Graduates have even gone on to utilize their SCTCC skills with other respected care facilities such as:
- St. Cloud Hospital
- Summit Orthopedics
- Willmar Surgery Center
- North Metro Surgery Center
- Douglas County Hospital
- Harrison Medical Center
The St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Outcome Assessment Exam (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting – Certified Surgical Technologist exam)
8/1/21 – 7/31/22
15 out of 17 first time testers = 88% pass rate
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Are you ready to learn more about the Surgical Technology program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.
Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:
- Call us at 320-308-5089
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Surgical Technology Lab Virtual Tour
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