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Program Details

Program Requirements

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This program uses the cohort model. Therefore all Surgical Technology core courses must be taken concurrently within each semester.

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Surgery Centers
  • Private surgical practice settings

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Surgical Technology AAS Degree

  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
  • BS Healthcare and Human Services Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus


Program is accredited by CAAHEP, and the NBSTSA

Additional Benefits

Surgical technologists can work in a variety of settings, from level I trauma hospitals, teaching facilities ( such as Universities), fast paced day surgery centers,and  community hospitals both large and small. The job market is very robust with a high growth trajectory that exceeds most health care occupations.