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Surgical Technology

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Minnesota West's Surgical Technology program is a 2-year A.A.S. degree program that provides classroom instruction and supervised clinical experiences that will prepare you to be vital member of the surgical team.


As a graduate of the program, you will be eligible to take the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Credentialing Exam offered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

 

Surgical technologists:
  • are allied health professions who are an integral part of the surgical team providing surgical care to patients. 

  • work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other key surgical personnel in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery centers.

  • function under medical supervision during all phases of the operative procedure by maintaining the sterile field and assisting the surgical team throughout the procedure.  


Job availability in Surgical Technology is very high and expected to continue to grow faster than average according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

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  Links to:
      
- Meet our Faculty
       - Mission & Goals - coming soon
       - Program Overview - coming soon
       - Student Testimonials
       - Surgical Technology Student
           Handbook - coming soon

 
 
 
 
Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) based on the recommendations of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting(ARC-STSA).


Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)

6 West Dry Creek Circle | Suite #10 | Littleton, CO 80120 | 303-694-9262


Commisson on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

5400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 | Clearwater, FL 33763 | 727-210-2350



Outcomes Assessment Indicators

CST Exam Pass Ratio: 2015 - 100%, 2014 - 100%
Job Placement: 5 year average - 90% within 1 year



Questions?
Teresa Jansen, Program Director
507-449-2774
teresa.jansen@mnwest.edu