Middle College – Surgical Tech Degree Program

NMU Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC)

Class location

NMU Middle College

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


Students enrolled in the surgical technology associate degree program at NMU prepare to assist the surgeon and other members of the operating room team.

Duties may includae tasks such as:

  • Setting up sterile trays and equipment for procedures
  • Scrubbing for procedures with the surgeon
  • Draping patients
  • Passing instruments
  • And holding retractors
  • Sterilizing instruments and supplies
  • Maintaining stock inventory

How to Get Started

High School Credit

Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a college course, as this is determined individually by school district.

College Credit

College credits

  • Students earn direct college credits from NMU at no cost

Industry Certification

Industry-recognized Certification

*Graduates are qualified to take National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) national certification examinations

*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future

Photo Gallery

surgical technicians in operating room
close up of a surgical technician
surgical technicians with patient
surgical technician students and instructor

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