The Surgical Technology program of Northwest Technical Institute is committed to providing surgical technology education for students wishing to enter a recognized health care profession so that they may achieve competence requirements for national certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
What does a Surgical Tech do?
Keeps the surgical environment sterile. Passes instruments, sutures, and sponges during surgery. Learns how to work within a sterile environment that surrounds the patients during a surgical procedure. Learns to work in a fast paced environment with t heir hands both as part of a team and independently as well.
Who should consider this field?
Anyone that likes to work in a fast paced environment, is able to work with his/her hands and enjoys being part of a team, but can function independently.
2011 Average Hourly Pay Rate of AST Members by State
*This information has been reprinted with permission of the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc.
Length of Program:
Two Semesters and One Summer Term
Approximate Cost of Books and Supplies:
Maximum Enrollment Limit:
*tuition subject to change without notice