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The Surgical Technology program prepares students to perform general technical support tasks in the operating room before, during and after surgery. Includes pre-operative instruction, handling surgical instruments at the table side, maintaining supply inventory before and during operations, sterilization and cleaning of equipment, maintaining clean and sealed environments, following operating room safety procedures and record-keeping, and working with the surgical team. Students in the Surgical Technology program will undergo a background study as required by Minnesota law. 

EMS 1112 or AHA CPR Health Care Provider must be taken prior to the start of spring clinical and is not counted toward the total program credits.

The Minnesota West Community & Technical College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Stree, Clearwater, FL 33756

BIOL 1115
Human Biology or 3
BIOL 1110
Principles of Biology 4
  Fall - Year 1  
BIOL 2245
Medical Terminology 2
BIOL 2201
Anatomy 4
PSYC 1150
Developmental Psychology 3
SURG 1100
Biomedical Science 1
SURG 1110
Surgical Microbiology 2
SURG 1120
Surgical Pharmacology 2
SURG 1130
Operating Room Theory 3
HC 1290
Health Care and Society 1
  Credits Fall - Year 1 18
  Spring Year 1  
SURG 1140
Operating Room Practices 4
SURG 1150
Operating Room Procedures 7
SURG 1160
Clinical 1 2
BIOL 2202
Physiology 4
  Credits Spring - Year 1 17
SURG 1170
Clinical 2 6
SURG 1180
Clinical 3 5
SURG 1190
Clinical 4 4


Updated:  si 5/18/11