Printed on 11/26/2021

Surgical Technology New

10-512-1 Associate Degree (AAS)
Full Time
68 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day
Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Become an integral member of the surgical team and work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical staff. The main role of the surgical technologist is to ensure a safe surgical environment before, during and after surgery. You’ll gain hands-on experience learning roles and responsibilities through FVTC’s state-of-the-art operating room suites and simulation technology. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge and skills to the responsibilities of preparing the operating room, sterilizing equipment, ensuring the appropriate supplies and equipment are available and working properly for each procedure, passing instruments to the surgeon during the procedure, maintaining a sterile field, and preparing and applying sterile dressings after the procedures.

Career Opportunities

  • Operating Room Surgical Technologist
  • OB Technician
  • GI Technician
  • Ortho Technician
  • Cast Application Technician
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Traveling Surgical Technologist
  • Dental Centers Technician
  • Office Surgical Technician


Estimated Program Cost

Surgical Technology

This program will cost about $10,803.60*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Surgical Technology

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    Skills Assessment

    An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

    High School Transcript

    Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

    Surg Tech Technical Standards

    Read, acknowledge, and submit the Technical Standards found at:

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

    Transfer In

    Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

    Transfer Out

    Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Apply healthcare and technological science principles to the perioperative environment
    • Maintain principles of sterile technique in the surgical environment
    • Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for the patient
    • Prepare the patient, operating room and surgical team for the preoperative phase
    • Perform intraoperative case management in the scrub role
    • Perform postoperative case management
    • Function as an ethical, legal, and professional member of the healthcare team as determined by governing bodies
  • Additional Information
    Students must obtain a C or better grade in core Surgical Technology courses, Medical Terminology and science courses. All other general education and elective courses only require a passing grade.

    You will be required to complete a Certified Criminal Background Check prior to enrollment into internship or clinical experience. Do not submit these records until you are asked to provide them to your instructors.

    Your program requires that you complete Anatomy & Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.

    Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations, when accepted into core courses.

    This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.

  • Undecided?

    Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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