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School of Surgical Technology

Course Information

The Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology is designed to prepare qualified individuals to become surgical technologists. It is a one-year, self-contained program divided into two six-month semesters. This is a full time program of study. Part time and evening classes are not available. Credits from other post-secondary institutions may not be transferred.

Classes begin in:

First Semester:
The first semester classes are held in our classroom at Southern Maine Community College where the basic sciences, care and safety of the patient, and principles of operating room technique are taught and demonstrations are presented. Students are given the opportunity to practice techniques and procedures in a laboratory setting. The latter portion of this semester is spent introducing  the student to the common basic surgical procedures. The first semester is designed to give the student a strong background in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are necessary for clinical practice. Click here to download our course catalog (.pdf).
Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm (with some variance)
Our classroom at Southern Maine Community College

Second Semester:
The student spends the second six months of the program in the operating room to develop practical experience. Each student spends three weeks in each of the surgical services. The students have the opportunity to rotate through several specialty areas at Maine Medical Center and nearby surgicenters.
Monday-Friday 6:45am-2:30pm (with some variance)
Maine Medical Center & Ambulatory Surgery Sites

16 students per class

$3,750 plus fees for textbooks and supplies
Click here for a payment schedule.

Financial Aid
The school does not participate in Federal Title IV Financial Aid Programs. Aid may be available for qualified candidates from one or more of the following sources:

  • Veterans Educational Benefits
  • U.S. Naval Reserve Program
  • U.S. Army Reserve Program
  • Women's Board Scholarship (2nd semester only)

For information on admission and how to apply, click here.





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