Surgical Technology

Adults Only

This program prepares adult students to obtain employment in the medical field as a Surgical Technologist.  This is an allied health profession that trains individuals to function as a member of the surgical team in the scrub role.  The Surgical Technologist handles the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for all surgical procedures.  They will have an understanding of each of the procedures being performed in order to anticipate the needs of the surgeon.  They will also have the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and diligently maintain a sterile field.  As part of the O.R. team, the Surgical Technologist must work quickly and accurately with extreme attention to detail.   Since they must function under a high degree of pressure in stressful and emergency situations, a stable temperament and desire to help others is necessary.

This program is CAAHEP accredited and provides both didactic education and supervised clinical experiences based on the core curriculum for Surgical Technology.  Once a student successfully completes this program, they are qualified to take the national credentialing exam called the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).  Upon passing the exam, they are certified and authorized to use the CST credential.

MNTC's Surgical Technologist program's educational goal is to prepare competent, entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults only. 


Course Name
Medical Terminology
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
Surgical Techniques I
Surgical Technology Practicum I
Surgical Techniques II
Surgical Technology Practicum II
Surgical Techniques III
Surgical Technology Practicum III
Total Class Hours: 1300


No Prerequisites



Class Times

  • Start Date: August 
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:00 - 12:15
  • P.M. Hours: 1:10 - 4:10
  • Adults must attend full-time. 


Credentials Available

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Also available to MNTC Surgical Technology graduates only is the Tech in Surgery credential from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

MNTC’s 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 (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs


Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?


  • Manual Dexterity
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Visualization
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Information Ordering
  • Selective Attention

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: 100.0%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 94.1%
  • Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) pass-rate: 68%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)




Potential Wages

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 51.0909

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

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Q: What are possible occupations for me?

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Q: What certifications are available?

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