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





Class Times

  • Start Date: August 
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:00 - 12:15
  • P.M. Hours: 1:10 - 4:10
  • This program is open to adults only. Students must attend full-time (Both AM and PM sessions)


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


Is this program right for me?


  • Manual Dexterity
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Visualization
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Information Ordering
  • Selective Attention
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Active Learning
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: 100.0%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 94.44%
  • 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

  • US - $15.61 - $32.21 Hourly; $32,470 - $67,000 Annually
  • OK - $13.87 - $27.28 Hourly; $28,860 - $56,740 Annually

SOC Code: 29-2055.00 - Surgical Technologists

Career Profile

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

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

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Steps to Apply

1. Review Application Booklet
2. Attend Free Information Session
3. Apply Online

Surgical Technology Application Booklet
PDF of Surgical Technology Application Booklet

Surgical Technology Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are clinicals required? Do students have to provide their own transportation?

A: Yes, clinicals are required. Students are required to provide their own transportation to their assigned clinical location. Clinical work varies by location across the Oklahoma City metro.

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Does Surgical Technology offer a part-time option?

A: No. This program is open to adults and students must attend full-time.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I can't attend during the daytime, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term health classes or programs!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Why is this program only available to adult students?

A: In order to enroll in these classes, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and meet all pre-requisite and entrance requirements.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.

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