Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Surgical technologists work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective completion of invasive surgical procedures. Possessing expertise in the application of sterile and aseptic technique, they help ensure that the operating room environment is safe and equipment functions properly. Coursework includes extensive clinical experience.
Career Outlook: Entry-level positions are available in operating rooms and ambulatory surgery facilities. Upon program completion, you are eligible to write the certification examination given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.
Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.
Program Code: 10-512-1
Start Dates: August/January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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Note that assistance with petition documents is not available after the petition window dates have opened.
A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level algebra, biology and chemistry (or equivalent college courses).
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Course Requirements