Surgical Technology

Program Details

Program Description:

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

Train to be Certified Surgical Technician, Surgical Scrub Technician.

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. After completion of Central Service portion of the program, student will be eligible to pursue additional Sterile Processing credentials if desired. 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.

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)


Day: Tuesday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hybrid (Remote online): Monday & 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 (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Examination & Immunizations

Price Varies

Background Check (All for Life)



Textbook Estimate (Purchased Online)


Patches (five patches must be purchased) (Purchase at MTC Outfitters at Main Campus)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Uniforms – Ciel Blue (Light Blue, 2 minimum) & Ciel Blue Lab Coat

  Price Varies

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

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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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
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