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Surgical Technology

Program Content: The content includes, but is not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, surgical technology procedures, patient safety, use and care of equipment and supplies, CPR, employability skills, and basic computer literacy. In a simulated surgical environment, students practice preparing, setting up, and maintaining a sterile field, sterilization and disinfection procedures, preparation of supplies and equipment for surgery, and patient preparation. Clinical learning experiences in an operating room and related areas are an integral part of this program. The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment as surgical technologists. The program is in accordance with the Florida Statutes for Surgical Technology. Students are prepared to sit for the examination to become a National Board Certified Surgical Technologist. The Surgical Technology Certificate Program, located on the MTC East Campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) located at 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Phone: 727-210-2350, Fax: 727-210-2354.

1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/
      Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.”
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.752.8100, prompts 2, 3, and 5 for more information.
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
4. Submit your criminal background information as shown on your “To-Do List.”
The deadline for your completed “To-Do List” is 4 weeks prior to the class start date. Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Length of Program: This program is 1330 clock hours, which takes approximately 11 months
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the National Board Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification.
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Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
On-time Completion Rate:

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Surgical Technology
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Surgical Technology

Possible Careers and Outlook:
31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
29-2055.00       Surgical Technologists

Estimated Total: $7,000*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.

Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
Start Date: August
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For More Information: Contact Amy Gates at 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email

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