If you'd like to be part of a surgical team in an operating room, the Surgical Technologist Program could be for you. This career area needs professionals who are:
You will be a part of a surgical team before, during, and after procedures:
The Surgical Technologist Program includes classroom and clinical practice. Clinical sites include facilities in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. You are responsible for your own transportation to clinical sites.Job Opportunities are best for technologists who are certified. When you complete this program, you will be awarded a diploma as a Surgical Technologist and will take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting national certification exam. Upon successful completion of this test, you can use the title Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).This Surgical Technologist Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education is Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, www.arcstsa.org.
The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.
ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.
Students whose COMPASS® scores do not meet the minimum levels should meet with an academic advisor to develop a Remediation Plan which may include taking specific coursework.
Submit proof through a transcript that you have received a grade of C or better in the course(s) below: Two semesters at high school level with a "C" grade or better each semester (high school transcript) OR One semester at postsecondary level with "C" grade or better (college transcript).
Once you have successfully completed Phase One and Two you will either be accepted into your program, or placed on a waiting list if your program is full.
Applicants in the process of satisfying COMPASS® minimums and completing academic prerequisites coursework must submit a Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office after all coursework is completed and grades have been processed.
A pre-entrance health history and physical examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of this program. The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.
See our International Students website for more information.
View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.
The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit www.efollet.com
Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.
The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.
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