Courses offered on our Moorhead Campus.
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 in Applied Science degree program will be prepared to assist physicians, anesthesiologists and nurses throughout the surgical process.
M State's Surgical Technology program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs. Graduates of this program may sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certified Surgical Technologist examination.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The Surgical Technology program prepares competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will have the entry-level knowledge to assist the physician, anesthesiologist and registered nurse throughout the perioperative experience while demonstrating proficiency with sterile techniques and the preparation and use of surgical equipment, instruments and supplies, and demonstrating an understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and microbiology.
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 Fall 2017 application will be available in January 2017.
Surgical Technologist regional wage
Graduates of M State's Surgical Technology program will have employment opportunities at hospitals, clinics and surgical centers and dental and physician offices where outpatient surgery is performed.
Description: Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Typical education level:Vocational Certificate
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429 Employed in your area
19 Estimated annual job openings
51 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Surgical Technologists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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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
Last modified: October 5th, 2016 at 10:56am