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Surgical Technology

School of
Health Professions

Heidi Anderton

Heidi Anderton

Application Closed Next Application opens on 03/18/24

Program Summary

Credits

46 Credit Hours

Time to Complete

16 Months

  • 24hrs/wk (classroom)
  • 40hrs/wk (clinicals)

Training Locations

Main Campus

Adult Student Costs | $5,671*


*Estimated: Includes Tuition, Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Costs | $556


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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Program / Admission Details

Program Description

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 is 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

Admission Requirements

PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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 and successful completion of Math 2 (B or higher) and English 2 (B or higher). Student’s must have the minimum required grade for two quarters or one semester in the same school year.  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.


POST-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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 emailed to Admissions@davistech.edu. 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 3.0 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
Available Licensing/Certifications
  • Tech in Surgery - TS-C (NCCT)
Transfer Options

Following the completion of this Davis Tech program and after being admitted to the partner institution, your Davis Tech certificate of completion will be converted to as many as 30 credit hours toward an Associate of Applied Science at any Utah colleges and universities. Additional information can be found here.

Application Dates

  • Application Window
  • Mar 18 - May 03, 2024
  • – Application opens Mar 18, 2024

Classroom Hours

MONDAY
  • 8am-11am
  • 12pm-3pm
TUESDAY
  • 8am-11am
  • 12pm-3pm
WEDNESDAY
  • 8am-11am
  • 12pm-3pm
THURSDAY
  • 8am-11am
  • 12pm-3pm
FRIDAY
  • 8am-11am
  • 12pm-3pm

Program Faculty

Leah Garrick

FT Leah Garrick | Lead Instructor

  • CST
  • Associate degree from Utah State University
Mikeling Yu

FT Mikeling Yu

  • CST
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
Nikki Peterson

FT Nikki Peterson

  • CST
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
Stephanie Arquette

PT Stephanie Arquette

  • CST
  • Bachelor's degree from University of Nevada