Surgical Technologists are integral members of the operating room team who work closely with the surgeon, anesthesiologist and RN delivering direct patient care before, during and immediately after surgery. Surgical Technologists act as primary scrub persons who handle the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for the completion of the surgical procedure. These well educated and highly skilled individuals must anticipate the needs of the surgeon and have the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care.

An Apple iPad is required for this program.

Background checks and drug screenings are required for this program. For more information please see Additional Program Requirements.

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As part of the Federal Regulation 34CFR668.6(b) from the United States Department of Education, STI is required to provide gainful employment information on diploma programs. If you have any questions on the information, please contact STI at 605.367.7624. You can also find additional information about this program and other related programs, go to O*Net Online.


Meet Our Instructors

Ruby Castardo; BSW, Dakota Wesleyan University; Diploma, Southeast Tech


Joyce Van Zee; Diploma, Southeast Tech