Surgical technologists are members of the operating room team with surgeon(s), anesthesiologist and circulating nurses. Before surgery, surgical technologists assemble the sterile equipment, check to ensure it is all working properly and make adjustments as necessary.
Surgical technologists responsibilities include assisting the surgeon with putting on their gown and gloves, and assisting in placing the sterile drapes on the patient to create the sterile field. During the surgical procedure, the surgical technologist is responsible for anticipating the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and providing needed supplies such as sponges, performing counts of the instruments, and receiving tissue specimens, and ensuring there are no breaks in sterile technique.
In the Surgical Technology Program you will learn to be an integral part of the surgical suite delivering patient care. A primary role of the surgical technologists is to be the surgical team’s experts in aseptic technique.
Your training at MTECH will focus on the basics of surgical technology, microbiology, infection control, asepsis, and surgical techniques.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by COE.
This program requires an application process and approval prior to registration. Late applications will not be processed. Registration availability details can be found below.
Adults only. High school students are not eligible to register for this program.
This program requires an application process and approval prior to registration. Late applications will not be processed. The application can be found above and details can be found below.
Applications and forms must be submitted during the application window:
Fall Semester: May 15th – June 15th
Spring Semester: October 15th – November 15th
Pregnant students need to consult their physician before beginning the vaccinations and tests.
Please note: It is the right of MTECH’s participating surgical facilities to deny the student entry into their operating room facility if the student is not completely vaccinated.
|SECTION||CAMPUS||ROOM #||START DATE||END DATE||START TIME||END TIME||DAYS|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Main Campus||226||8/16/2022||9/15/2023||7:30 AM||2:00 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Lehi Main Campus||226||1/17/2023||11/2/2023||7:30 AM||2:00 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Provo Campus||TBD||Coming in Spring 2023||TBD||7:30 AM||2:00 PM||M-F|
Total hours: 1125
|Course Name||Course Hours||Tuition ($2.10/hour)||Course Fees|
|ST 1010: Intro to Surgical Technology and Lab I||88||$184.80||$1,250.00|
|ST 1020: Microbiology and Infection Control and Lab II||88||$184.80|
|ST 1030: Surgical Pharmacology and Lab III||88||$184.80|
|ST 1040: Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology and Lab IV||88||$184.80|
|ST 1050: Surgical Procedures I and Lab V||110||$231.00|
|ST 1060: Surgical Procedures II and Lab VI||110||$231.00|
|ST 1080: Surgical Procedures III and Lab VII||110||$231.00|
|ST 2010: Final Comprehensive||66||$138.60|
|ST 2020: CST Exam Review||33||$69.30|
|ST 2040: Workplace Readiness||33||$69.30|
|ST 2060: Surgical Technologist Clinical Externship||0||$1,050.00|
|Industry Exam Fee:||$155.00|
|Required Materials||Quantity||Notes (ISBN numbers, etc)||Cost|
|Cengage Unlimited – Access for Surgical Technologists||1||$172.70|
|Background Check and Drug Screen||1||Students will pay Verified Credentials directly||$105.25|
|Scrubs||2||Cost may vary; Students will order their scrubs through AllHeart according to the program scrub store||$100.00|
|Exam and Interactive Review Bundle||1||$248.95|
|Total Cost of Required Materials||$377.95|
|Optional Materials||Notes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)||Cost|
|Total Cost of Optional Materials||$0.00|
At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.