Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares individuals to assist the surgical team in the operating room delivering patient care before, during and after surgery. Instruction includes body structure and function, microbiology, medications for surgery, medical terminology, principles and practices of aseptic technique, surgical specialties, and clinical experience and internship. After many hours of simulated experience in a lab, students will obtain clinical experience at Saint Mary's Hospital and area hospitals.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

Labor Market Information

  • Surgical Technologists
  • Median wage:$24.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • College Health Specialties Teachers
  • Median wage:$74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. S.E. Rochester, MN 55904 Toll-Free: (800) 247-1296 Local: (507) 285-7265 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: getinfo@rctc.roch.edu