A surgical technology degree makes it possible to be in an operating room without actually having to cut someone open. A degree or certificate in surgical technology provides students with the skills to work alongside an operating team of doctors and nurses. These degree programs are often completed in a minimum of two years and are mostly offered within allied health education programs, which are typically offered at vocational schools. The objective of a surgical technology degree is to teach students surgical procedures and the skills needed to support medical professionals in the operating room. Coursework can include anatomy, microbiology, sterilization techniques, equipment handling and patient care. Much of the training involves hands-on-learning. Maybe not with real patients at first, but students actively learn how to handle supplies and other health and safety procedures. This degree is great for those that enjoy working in a team environment and don’t mind the sights and smells of bodily fluids.
Macomb Community College offers 3 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 44 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 24 Certificates, and 20 Associate's degrees.
Northern Michigan University offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 12 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 12 Associate's degrees.
Siena Heights University offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 16 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI||209 : 1||14,436|
|Macomb Community College Warren, MI||96 : 1||19,628|
|Delta College University Center, MI||45 : 1||7,819|
|Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI||25 : 1||7,732|
|Baker College Owosso, MI||44 : 1||7,606|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI||64 : 1||7,755|
|Kirtland Community College Grayling, MI||56 : 1||1,460|
|North Central Michigan College Petoskey, MI||66 : 1||2,169|
|Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI||75 : 1||15,211|
|Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI||74 : 1||11,978|
|Lansing Community College Lansing, MI||58 : 1||11,673|
|Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI||74 : 1||12,146|
|Siena Heights University Adrian, MI||26 : 1||2,337|
|Abcott Institute Southfield, MI||143|
|Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI||61 : 1||13,270|
|Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, MI||45 : 1||3,579|