Printed on 11/28/2022

Program Availability *

Surgical Technology

Locations Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Oshkosh
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.
Key

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$10,302.40*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$150.00*
Additional materials and supplies

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Admissions

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores; Current high school students must submit an official in-progress transcript and a final official transcript after graduation.

Surg Tech Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge, and submit the Technical Standards found at: foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/surgical_technology_ts

Additional Information

You will be required to complete a Certified Criminal Background Check prior to enrollment into internship or clinical experience. Do not submit these records until you are asked to provide them to your instructors.

Your program requires that you complete Anatomy & Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.

Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations and COVID vaccination, when accepted into core courses or clinical placement.

This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.

Students must obtain a C or better grade in core Surgical Technology courses, Medical Terminology and science courses. All other general education and elective courses only require a passing grade.

Students are required to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, instructors and patients. Surgical Technologists must be able to communicate efficient and effectively with the surgeon and operating room team in order to anticipate, understand and meet the needs of the patient.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply healthcare and technological science principles to the perioperative environment
  • Function as an ethical, legal, and professional member of the healthcare team as determined by governing bodies
  • Maintain principles of sterile technique in the surgical environment
  • Perform intraoperative case management in the scrub role
  • Perform postoperative case management
  • Prepare the patient, operating room and surgical team for the preoperative phase
  • Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for the patient


Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738