Train at M State for a career in surgical technology, working as part of a medical team that cares for patients during the surgical process.
M State's Surgical Technology program trains operating room technologists to be part of the medical teams that deliver care for patients before, during and after surgery.
Graduates of the 60-credit Associate of Applied Science degree program will be prepared to assist physicians, anesthesiologists and nurses throughout the surgical process.
The Certified Surgical Technology (CST) exam program board pass rate for M State students was: 86% of program graduates passed the CST exam in 2016-2017 and 86% of program graduates passed the CST exam in 2017-2018.
Surgical Technology is a selective admissions program.
Step 1: Apply to M State using our online application.
Step 2: Download and read the Surgical Technology Application Packet posted below.
The M State Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Tuition Rate Total
Non-Resident $160.80/credit* $9,648.00
Resident $160.80/credit* $9,648.00
*This rate will likely adjust to $199.75/credit soon.
Item Rate Total
Application Fee $20
Books $1,000/Year $2,000
Laptop Computer $1,000/One Time $1000
Parking Fee $2/Credit $120
Student Activity Fee $5.50/Credit $330
Student Association Fee $0.31/Credit $18.60
Technology Fee $10/Credit $600
National Background Check $65
Minnesota Department of Health Background Check $20
ND State Board of Nursing Registry $150
Practice CST Test $50
Lab Skills Kit $73.72
Tuition Other Costs Total
Non-Resident $9,648.00 $4,777.32 $14,425.32
Resident $9,648.00 $4,777.32 $14,425.32