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

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 1545 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Surgical Technology
Classroom Hours

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Application Dates:

Application Open Date Completed Application Deadline
Sep 05, 2022 Nov 04, 2022
Dec 05, 2022 Feb 03, 2023
Mar 13, 2023 May 05, 2023

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.  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 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.

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

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. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • 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.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Surgical Technology 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:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Utah Tech University
Berkeley College


100%Placement Rate

95% Placement per ARCSTSA Reporting

100% CST Exam Pass Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Leah Garrick – Lead Faculty
  • CST; Associate degree from Utah State University
  • 801-593-2330
  • FT Nikki Peterson
  • CST; Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2425
  • PT Braiden Pedersen
  • PT Lexie Barker
  • CST; Associate degree from Weber State University
  • PT Sable Costello
  • CST; Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Stephanie Arquette
  • CST; Bachelor's degree from University of Nevada

*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.