Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program
NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.
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Students in the Surgical Technology program apply their skills to become allied health professionals who work in the surgical suite delivering patient care. Surgical technologists ensure the operating room environment is safe, the equipment functions properly, and the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists are the surgical team’s experts in aseptic technique. After completion of required classroom hours, the student is required to complete a non-paid clinical externship in an operating room. Students completing this program are required to take the Tech in Surgery – TS-C (NCCT) Exam.
Davis Technical College is accredited by The Council on Occupational Education and will be a National Center for Competency Testing facility. Information regarding NCCT can be obtained at:
National Center for Competency Testing 7007 College Blvd., Ste. 385 Overland Park, KS 66211 800-875-4404 www.ncctinc.com
This program is open to qualified adult students. In addition, students must meet the following program requirements:
Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only)
High school students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Students may take the READING and MATH exam in lieu of meeting the GPA requirement
High school students must be in second semester of their senior year and be 18 years old on or before March 1st of the current school year
Contact/Meet Health Programs Advisor
Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments
Complete a Program Application and be accepted into the Surgical Technology Program
Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact your chances of being accepted into the program, being placed on an externship site, and obtaining employment in a healthcare setting. If you have a felony conviction within the last seven years or any type of drug conviction, you will not be accepted into the program.
If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, program, or application process, please contact the Health Professions Advisor at 801-593-2362.
Students accepted into the Surgical Technology Program, must meet the following requirements:
Take and pass a urine drug screen
Complete and pass a federal criminal background check
Complete a physical exam performed by a physician and provide documentation
Documentation of all required vaccinations
Documentation of current CPR certification
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (preferred). This course is offered through Davis Tech and ECOE
Placement Assessment Requirements
Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases.
The following tests are required for this program:
High School student applicants must submit transcripts for ALL PROGRAMS. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of Math 2 (B or higher) and English 2 (B or higher) is required to waive testing for high school students. Some programs have higher GPA requirements. Student’s must have the minimum required grade for two quarters or one semester in the same school year.
Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college
Credentials and Certifications
Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Tech in Surgery - TS-C (NCCT)
The following academic agreements are available to students in the this program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.
Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.
This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:
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