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: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350, Fax: 727-210-2354.

Admissions:

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: TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date,  unless exemption criteria has been documented.
For exemption information, see TABE exemption in the Student Handbook located here: https://www.ManateeTech.edu/handbook

Length of Program: This program is 1330 clock hours, which takes approximately 11 months to complete if attending full-time.

Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the National Board Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification.

CST Certification Outcomes:

Academic Year 

Program Graduates

# Passed CEST Exam

% Passed CST Exam

2017

9

6

66.7%

2016

10

10

100.0%

2015

10

9

90.0%

2014

12

12

100.0%

2013

14

9

64.3%

On-time Completion Rate: 100%

Download Program Information Sheet

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Surgical Technology (H170211)

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