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Program Name:
Surgical Technology

Program Number:
10-512-1

Length of Study:
2 years

Type of Degree/Diploma:
Associate Degree

Offered At These Colleges:
Gateway
Milwaukee Area
Moraine Park
Waukesha County
Western

Program Overview:
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.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. It involves two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement, which identifies the program components that will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed above.

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation:
$34,973

Some Occupations Related to This Career:
Surgical Technician
Surgical Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Certified Surgical Technologist
OB Technician

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