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Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


Surgical technologists work closely with the surgical team. It’s an intense role where the surgical technologist must be highly motivated and dedicated to the needs of the patient. To do well in this role you must be able to maintain a stable temperament under pressure. You have to work quickly and with great attention to detail. The surgical technologist works mainly in the “scrub” role. Their goal is to make conditions ideal for each operation. Through experience in the classroom as well as in the operating room, Lake Superior College surgical technology program graduates have an advantage during the search for employment.

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Career Information

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Is Health Science right for you?

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition and Fees

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

This program has additional entry requirements.

The Surgical Technology AAS Program Application Window is open.

Accepted/Current LSC Students: Apply to the program.

Prospective LSC Students: Learn more about the application process.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Operating room procedures
  • Manual dexterity and physical stamina
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills


The surgical technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP).

“Earning my CNA and phlebotomy certifications at LSC were the first steps on my medical career path to becoming a surgical technologist.”

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Emily Klick Alum, Phlebotomy Certificate and Surgical Technology AAS
Emily KlickAlum, Phlebotomy Certificate and Surgical Technology AAS

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