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Health and Education Librarian

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Nicole Breed
CVTC Library
Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Library Hours

Fall & Spring Semester

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m

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Summer, Winter & Spring Breaks

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm

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Closed during College-observed holidays.

Surgical Technology Program Information

The surgical technologist is an integral member of the surgical team who works closely with surgeon, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel in the care of patients before, during, and after surgery. The surgical technologist’s primary responsibilities include preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure, including all instruments, supplies and equipment for use, and anticipating the surgeons needs. Throughout the procedure the surgical technologist vigilantly monitors the sterile field, prepares and care for specimen’s taken for laboratory analysis.

Surgical technologists are employed by hospitals, mainly in operating and delivery rooms. Others are employed in clinics and surgical centers, and in the offices of physicians and dentists who perform outpatient surgery. Career rewards include opportunities for diversity and advancement.

Click here for more information on the Surgical Technologist program.


Required Program Texts

These books are required for the Surgical Technology program.  A copy is on reserve in the library and available for a 2 hour checkout period. You will need your student ID.

Surgical Technology: Principles & Practice, 6th Ed.

Joanna Kotcher Fuller

Call Number: Not Available

ISBN: 9781455725069

Alexander's Surgical Procedures

Rothbock & Alexander

Call Number: Not Available

ISBN: 9780323079976