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.
Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Education programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Education Forms and Policies.
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:
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