Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Would you like to work in the fast growing profession of Surgical Technology? Would you like to become part of the exciting "world of the operating room"?  Would you like to contribute your talents to safe patient care? If so, then a career in surgical technology may be right for you.

Patients count on every professional in that room to help ensure a safe and effective outcome. If you are up for the challenge, be a member of operating room team with a degree in surgical technology.

The Surgical Technology program trains graduates to set up and pass instruments to the surgeon during various surgical procedures. Graduates will become an integral member of the health care team providing surgical care to patients. Under the supervision of a surgeon, surgical technologists ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.


Additional Program Information may be obtained by reviewing the additional links that are available from this web page.  This is a professional education program and you will be expected to display personal responsibility and understanding of the requirements of the program and profession.  If you still have questions, please attend a Program Information Session and learn more about applying to the program and what types of jobs this education can lead towards.

Program Information Session

To learn more about the Surgical Technology program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:

  • Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
  • Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands on learning comes to life.
  • Get your questions answered.

Please print out the Infosession Paperwork before coming to the Information Session

Watch the program video and review program web pages for more information.

2015 Placement Rate
Central MN Average Hourly Wage

Accreditations & Credentials

The St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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

Contact Us

Advising Assistance for admitted Pre-Surgical Technology Students at SCTCC:
Pre-Surgical Technology student advisors are located in the Academic Advising Center.
Email:  Phone: 320-308-5741 Office: Northway Building, 1-312

Surgical Technology Program Faculty Representative:
Our Surgical Technology Program has a faculty member that will address questions about time in the class, clinicals, and about faculty in the Program.  If you have questions related to these topics, please contact our Faculty Representative: Laurie Green-Quayle
E-mail:   Phone: 320-308-5921 Office: Health Sciences Building, 127K

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