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Surgical Technology students

Real Surgical Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Surgical Technology program at Iowa Lakes. Hospitals and other facilities have a high demand for surgical technologists to fill this critical role in surgical patient care. Whether you choose to work on the surgical team in a hospital, ambulatory surgery center or physician’s office, you will be entering a career field that is in high demand with plenty of opportunities for growth. 

Because surgical technology practitioners fill various roles, our dual-track program ensures you’re prepared for all possible responsibilities. Gain the essential skills needed to enter the workforce with confidence through our Surgical Technology program. In addition to the program’s coursework, you will gain hands-on experience that prepares you for what to expect in an operating room setting. 

Acquire training in: 

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Surgical Foundations

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Please print our program booklet (located on the right under Related Documents) for a more in-depth look into the rapidly changing profession of Surgical Technology.

The Surgical Technology Diploma and AAS Degree Programs, Spencer Campus, are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education Surgical Technology (ARCST).  These organizations may be reached at:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA)
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262

Students in the Surgical Technology program

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