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Surgical Technology

at Lake Superior College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Surgical Technologists are allied health
professionals that work as part of a team
delivering surgical care to patients. They work as members of the surgical team which is made up of surgeons, surgical assistants, RN- circulating nurses and anesthesia providers. The surgical technologist works mainly in what is referred to as the �scrub� role. The goal is for the surgical technologist to be able to anticipate the next move the surgeon is going to make in order to make the surgical procedure as smooth and efficient as possible. They do this by having knowledge of hundreds of surgical procedures and the steps the surgeon needs to take in order to complete the procedure using a wide range of surgical instruments and equipment. Surgical technologists must be highly motivated and dedicated to the needs of the surgical team and patients. Surgical technologists must be able to maintain a stable temperament under pressure. They must be able to adapt readily to change and display ability to critically think. They must work quickly and with great attention to detail. They must exhibit a strong sense of responsibility.
The surgical technology program is designed to develop skills in all phases of the operating room procedures and techniques. The program includes clinical experience in the operating room setting.

Program Locations

  • Lake Superior College 55811

Labor Market Information

  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $76,663/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Surgical Technologists

  • Median wage: $24.58/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN 55811