Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The Surgical Technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, the equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A Surgical Technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Please note: This program starts in summer. All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution, in the capacity of a Surgical Technologist.
program at a Glance
- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Mostly Available
- Medford Mostly Available
- Phillips General Studies Only
- Spencer General Studies Only
- Wittenberg Partially Available
Approximate Cost$6,356 (Tuition: $5478, Books: $878)
Average Starting Salary$41,813 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- Apply healthcare and technological science principles to the perioperative environment
- Maintain principles of sterile technique in the surgical environment
- Provide a safe, efficient and supportive environment for the patient
- Prepare the patient, operating room and surgical team for the preoperative phase
- Perform intraoperative case management in the scrub role
- Perform postoperative case management
- Function as an ethical, legal and professional member of the healthcare team as determined by governing bodies
- Surgical Technologist
To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.Course List
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Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.
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