Academic Programs

Surgical Technology, Diploma


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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

Human Biology or 3
Principles of Biology 4
  Fall - Year 1  
Medical Terminology 2
Anatomy 4
Developmental Psychology 3
Biomedical Science 1
Surgical Microbiology 2
Surgical Pharmacology 2
Operating Room Theory 3
Health Care and Society 1
  Credits Fall - Year 1 18
  Spring Year 1  
Operating Room Practices 4
Operating Room Procedures 7
Clinical 1 2
Physiology 4
  Credits Spring - Year 1 17
Clinical 2 6
Clinical 3 5
Clinical 4 4


Updated:  si 5/18/11