surgical technology: News

Group of surg tech students in scrubs smiling at camera
November 18, 2022

On Nov. 9, Surgical Technology students had the opportunity to attend a Student Education Day at the CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital as part of their Operating Room Techniques Lab class.

Surgical Technologists and OR Nurses at CentraCare provided the students with hands-on instrumentation...

Four Surg Tech students lined up
May 3, 2022

Four SCTCC Surgical Technology students were admitted to the Association of Surgical Technologists National Honor Society.

Julia Dumonceaux, Danielle Rueckert, Hannah Schneider, and Dru Zenzen were nominated by instructor Lori Groinus. To be accepted to the honor society, students meet...

Bio Labs Ribbon Cutting
October 8, 2019

Amongst new microscopes and clean beakers, a group of community members, CentraCare representatives, and SCTCC faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for SCTCC’s new Biology Labs.

In 2016, CentraCare donated $500,000 to SCTCC for the renovation of classrooms into...

Surgical Technology
September 16, 2019


National Surgical Technologist Week is Sept. 15-21, 2019.

During World War II, the need for perioperative personnel was overwhelming. The role of the surgical technologist was born and evolved into a separate allied health field. Surgical technologists serve as an integral part...

Surgical Technology
November 20, 2018

As with most of SCTCC’s health programs, the clinicals are an extremely important part of getting a Surgical Technology degree.

The first semester of a Surgical Technology degree is spent in the classroom learning medical microbiology, surgical...

Chloe Student Spotlight
August 7, 2018

Chloe Callahan came to SCTCC initially to play softball, but knew she wanted to get a degree in the medical field. After taking a look at the programs SCTCC offered, she found the best fit for her: Surgical Technology.

“It’s very hands-on,” says Chloe. “I don’t want to be sitting at a...