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Surgical Technician

Program Details

  • College/University: Saint Paul College
  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

The Surgical Technologist is a critical member of the patient care team, responsible for a wide variety of duties, including preparing the patient for surgery, assisting the surgeon and other operating room personnel. The Surgical Technology AAS degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to participate effectively in the perioperative environment.

Career Opportunities
Most surgical technologists work in hospitals. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 19.8 percent from 2014 to 2024 in the Seven County Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN area, much faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Saint Paul College 55102
Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102
Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029
Local: (651) 846-1600

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