Surgical Technologist

Technical Diploma

program at a Glance

Surgical Technologist 36-37 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • 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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program Outcomes

  • 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

Course List

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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Additional program Information

No Wait Lists

This program uses a competitive petitioning process for admission instead of a wait list. Once you meet eligibility requirements, you can petition to start program-specific courses.

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required upon admission to this program. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider.

Criminal Background Check

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Transfer Opportunities

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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For more information on this program, contact admissions at 715.675.3331 or email admissions@ntc.edu.

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