To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/surgical-technology/
Program Number: 10-512-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Full-Time Enrollment Only
Stay local or take your career nationwide (or even abroad) with an in-demand health care career in surgical technology with an associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.
About the Program
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment and assist doctors during surgeries.
Moraine Park Surgical Technology students learn the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Students gain hands-on experience through two semesters of clinical work, and are required to complete a minimum of 120 clinical cases to graduate.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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What You’ll Learn
Surgical technology students learn the basic principles and best practices of working in the peri-operative environment, how to maintain a safe and sterile surgical environment, how to provide a safe and supportive environment for the patient, how to prep patients, operating rooms and surgical teams for the preoperative phase, and how to perform intraoperative and postoperative case management.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Certification Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Surgical Technology program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.
Certifying Organization: National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Clinical experiences, evaluations, and attendance at and completion of the scheduled CST exam are exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.
In 2022, 75% of graduates passed the Outcomes Assessment Exam.
Standard Admissions steps details
This program also requires:
- Health Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
Petition Process Details: Students are provisionally accepted to the Surgical Technology Program in “pre-core” status. When program ready, students go through the petition process.
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
Plan of Study Grid
|Clinical Admissions Requirements|
||English Composition 1
||General Anatomy and Physiology
||Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
||Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office
||Intro to Surgical Technology
||Surgical Technology Fundamentals 1
||Exploring Surgical Issues
||Surgical Technology Fundamentals 2
||Surgical Skills Application
||Surgical Interventions 1
||Surgical Technology Clinical 1
||Surgical Technology Clinical 2
||Surgical Technology Clinical 3
||Surgical Technology Clinical 4
||Surgical Interventions II
| ||Total Credits||68|
- Apply health care and technological science principles to the peri-operative 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 health care team as determined by governing bodies.
Additional Program Requirements
Surgical Technology program students are required to meet the following CAAHEP and ARC/STSA Accreditation criteria for graduation: Completion of 120 Surgery Experience cases as established according to CAAHEP and ARC/STSA Clinical Student Scrub Roles, Clinical Experience Surgery Case Requirements, and final completion of the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.