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Surgical Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • 60 credits
  • 2 Years
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Surgical Technology at LSC?

Surgical technologists work closely with the surgical team. It’s an intense role where the surgical technologist must be highly motivated and dedicated to the needs of the patient. To do well in this role you must be able to maintain a stable temperament under pressure. You have to work quickly and with great attention to detail. The surgical technologist works mainly in the “scrub” role. Their goal is to make conditions ideal for each operation. Through experience in the classroom as well as in the operating room, Lake Superior College surgical technology program graduates have an advantage during the search for employment.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Health Science right for you?

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

Plan Your Education

The Surgical Technology Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

This program has additional entry requirements.

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Skills and Knowledge

  • Operating room procedures
  • Manual dexterity and physical stamina
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
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