Surgical Technology

Program Details

Program Description:

This medical education program will focus on the inner workings of the operating room, as students receive an in-depth, practice realistic operations on our revolutionary abdominal trainer and our Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator (the Lapsim). Surgical clinical experiences and real-world operations included. Successful completers will sit for the CST National Exam.

Students are prepared to sit for the examination to become a Certified Tech in Surgery (TS-C). Program graduates are prepared to earn the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT – Tech in Surgery). Certified in BLS.

SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved cocurricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3)(b), F.S.

Start Date:


Program Length:

Full-Time Hybrid: 1330 hours – approximately 11 months to complete
Clinical hours scheduled at the end of the program
Schedules vary depending on clinical site, as early as 6:00 a.m.

Download the MTC Distance Learning Handbook (PDF, 363KB)


Hybrid: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday on Campus 7:30am – 2:30pm
Online: Monday and Friday


 MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211.  

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Submit your application to access your “To Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after you apply. You must complete your To Do list.

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:

Program #H170211 CIP #0351090905

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Examination & Immunizations

Price Varies

Background Check (All for Life)


Out of Pocket Expenses

CastleBranch: Clinical Experience Screening


Books and Uniforms

Textbook Estimate (Purchased Online)


*Uniforms: Ciel Blue Scrub Set (Light Blue, 2 sets min.) with **embroidery from The Scrub Club
1 Ciel Blue Lab Coat.
Ciel Blue scrub pants and Ciel Blue scrub tops will be worn each day. Scrub sets will have MTC program embroidery done by The Scrub Club.

  Estimate: $120.00

Price varies

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Uniforms may be covered for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all Tuition & Fee charges.

*How to order:
In the upper right hand corner, click on Group Sign-In
The code to log-in to MTC’s personal shopping page is MTC1 
**The cost of the embroidery is already included on their scrub tops. We will embroider the program name based on the scrub color you choose.
 If purchasing Black or Teal Blue scrubs, please specify at checkout which program.

The Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669. 

Financial aid available depending on the student’s eligibility. All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid. Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices:

Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

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On-time Completion Rate



1330 hrs (11 mos), 
incl. clinical


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch




Ready to Start Your Career? Have Questions?

Amy Gates

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100
or schedule an appointment:


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