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Surgical Technologist

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 315121

Overview

Surgical technologists are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The Surgical Technologist program at Madison College will prepare you to enter this important health care field.

A surgical technologist works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique. They combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Students who are successful in becoming surgical technologists:

  • Possess a strong sense of responsibility, considerable patience and concern for others
  • Function well in a team
  • Possess manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
  • Perform accurately and efficiently under pressure

Please note that after acceptance to this program, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

Program Details

Students in the Surgical Technologist program must attend full time.

Classes are offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Surgical Technologist classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Surgical Technology


Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted into a pre-petition status, your next step is to complete the Surgical Technologist Petition Requirements.

                       Fall 2018 and Spring 2019               Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Pre-Surgical Technologist Courses

Choose from one of the two General Anatomy & Physiology courses or Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2:

10-806-177

4 credits


20-806-206

4 credits


20-806-207

4 credits


20-806-208

4 credits


10-501-101

3 credits


10-801-195

3 credits



First Semester

31-512-327

4 credits


31-512-328

4 credits


31-512-329

2 credits


31-512-330

3 credits


Second Semester

31-512-331

4 credits


31-512-332

4 credits


31-512-334

4 credits


Outcomes

After completing the Surgical Technologist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply healthcare and technological science principles to the perioperative environment.
  • Maintain principles of sterile technique in the surgical environment.
  • Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for the patient.
  • Prepare the patient, operating room and surgical team for the preoperative phase.
  • Perform intraoperative case management in the scrub role.
  • Perform postoperative case management.
  • Function as an ethical, legal and professional member of the healthcare team as determined by governing bodies.

A comprehensive course portfolio will be required for graduation.

Careers

Earning your Surgical Technologist diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:

  • Surgical Technologist
  • OB Technician
  • Central Supply Technician
  • Private Scrub Technologist
  • Second Assisting
  • First Assisting Technologist
  • GI Technician
  • Laser/Endoscopic Technician
  • Tissue/Organ Procurement
  • Material Manager
  • Claims Approver 
  • Surgical Sales Representative
  • Vet Technician

Some of the occupations listed above may require additional education and/or experience.

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    36
    Tuition
    $4831.20
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $787.50
    Other Costs
    $238.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $5856.70
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 18 18 20
    Number of Surveys Sent 18 18 20
    Number of Surveys Returned 16 18 20
    Percent of Surveys Returned 88.90% 100.00% 100.00%
    Available for Employment 16 18 20
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 16 18 20
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 14 16 20
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 87.50% 88.90% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 2 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 12.50% 11.10% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.7 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 16 18 20
    Very Satisfied 9 12 14
    Percent Very Satisfied 56.30% 66.70% 70.00%
    Satisfied 6 6 6
    Percent Satisfied 37.50% 33.30% 30.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 6.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 16 18 20
    Preparation for Getting a Job 10 9 8
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 62.50% 50.00% 40.00%
    Career Change 6 6 11
    Percent Career Change 37.50% 33.30% 55.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 2 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 11.10% 5.00%
    Personal Interest 0 1 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 5.60% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 16 18 18
    Before Enrollment 0 1 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 5.60% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 3 2 2
    Percent While Attending the College 18.80% 11.10% 11.10%
    After Training at the College 13 15 16
    Percent After Training at the College 81.30% 83.30% 88.90%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 16 18 20
    In College District 8 8 8
    Percent In College District 50.00% 44.40% 40.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 7 9 12
    Percent of In Wisconsin 43.80% 50.00% 60.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 5.60% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 6.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 12 15 18
    Average Monthly Wage $3,485 $3,469 $3,686
    Average Hourly Wage $20.26 $20.17 $21.43
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.8 40.1 41.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $19.55 $21.00 $22.25
    Average Work Hours per Week 32 32 32
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 11 40
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 6 21
    Total Jobs 17 61
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    American Family Children's Hospital Surgical Technologist 2
    Aurora Medical Center Certified Surgical Technologist Oshkosh
    Divine Savior Healthcare Surgical Technologist Portage
    Gundersen St Joseph Surgical Technician Hilllsboro
    Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Surgical Technologist Oconomowoc 2
    Reedsburg Area Medical Center Surgical Technologist Reedsburg
    Unity Point Health Meriter Hospital OB Surgical Technician
    Unity Point Health Meriter Hospital Surgical Technologist
    UW Health at the American Center Surgical Technician 2
    UW Health at the American Center Surgical Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Surgical Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Surgical Recovery Coordinator
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Surgical Technician
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Surgical Technologist 3

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