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 (@ 1685 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


Application Dates:

Open Close Program Start
Jun 06, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Contact/Meet Health Programs Advisor 
  • Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments
  • Have current or prior work experience involving direct patient care, such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Tech, or Medical Assistant within the last 12 months. If student does not have prior work experience in patient care, they must have a current certification in Nursing Assisting.
  • Take the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (Testing fee required)
  • Complete a Program Application and be accepted into the Surgical Technology Program.

If you have questions as to whether your education or experience meets the admission requirements, please contact the Surgical Technology program 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 (Download/Print 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. Refer to page 2 of the program Admissions Requirements to see if you qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. Once you have paid your application fee, you may email your transcripts to the Assessment Center for review or bring them with you when you are ready to enroll in a program.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 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.
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • Tech in Surgery - Certified (TS-C) National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

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
  • Dixie State 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 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.