Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Surgical technologists work under direct supervision to facilitate the safe and effective completion of invasive surgical procedures. You will learn the application of sterile and aseptic technique to help ensure that the operating room environment is safe and equipment functions properly. Upon program completion, you are eligible to write the certification examination given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.
Career Outlook: Entry-level positions are available in operating rooms and ambulatory surgery facilities.
Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.
Program Code: 10-512-1
Start Dates: August/January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
Learn more about the petition process
Learn more about when the petition process windows are open
Note that assistance with petition documents is not available after the petition window dates have opened.
A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level algebra, biology and chemistry (or equivalent college courses).
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.