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Surgical Technologist Program Details

Give your career an adrenaline rush and check out CVTC’s Surgical Technologist program. You can earn your technical diploma in one year and start your career.

CVTC's surgical tech training will give you the following skills:

  • Scrub, gown, and glove before procedures
  • Organizing sterile supplies and equipment
  • Assisting surgeon and assistant don gown and gloves
  • Draping patients
  • Passing instruments and assisting with procedures
  • Cleaning up OR suite and transferring patients

Surgical technologists are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners that provide surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Your training will include both classroom and hands-on clinical practice. When you complete this program, you will be awarded a diploma as a surgical technologist and will take the national Surgical Technologist Certification examination.

The Surgical Technologist program is a member of and accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Just the Facts

Surgical Technologist
35 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $6,402

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

75% of our Surgical Technologist graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Surgical Technologist graduates reported an average starting salary of $46,380.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Surgical Technologist program.
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  • Fundamentals 1
    Students develop skills in identifying basic instrumentation, supplies, drains, catheters, dressings, and sponges.
  • Surgical Procedures A
    Examines the pathophysiology diagnostic interventions and surgical interventions for a variety of surgical procedures.
  • Fundamentals 2
    Discusses care of the patient before, during, and after surgery with emphasis on surgical wounds, wound closure materials, and vital signs. Includes lecture and lab experiences.


  • Oral Surgery Technician
  • Sterilization Technician
  • Surgical Technologist

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, an 11% growth is projected in surgical technologist positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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