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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 National Certified Surgical Technologists Exam. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Information regarding accreditation can be obtained at:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$4,856 Student tuition and fees
$1,035 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

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Surgical Technology

Classroom Hours

Mo Tu We Th Fr

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Application Dates:

Open Close Class Starts
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 TBD
May 03, 2021 May 10, 2021 TBD
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 06, 2021 TBD

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
  • Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments
  • Have prior work experience that is in direct patient care related, 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 instructors at 801-593-2330.


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

Other critical program information can be found here.

Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 245 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 300
Alternate Documentation
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate’s 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
  • Dixie State University
Berkeley College


95%Placement Rate

95% Placement per ARCSTSA Reporting

100% CST Exam Pass Rate

Program Faculty

Leah Garrick
CST from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2330 Email

Nikki Peterson
CST from Davis Technical College
801-593-2425 Email

Alexis Barker
CST, AAS from Davis Tech, Weber State
801-593-2425 Email

Denise Harris
CST, BS from Davis Tech, University of Utah
801-593-2425 Email

Jenine Lamano
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College
801-593-2425 Email

*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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Enrollment Steps


Complete college application and pay fee


Complete Placement Assessments
— if applicable —


Meet with Student Services for program instructions


Complete Orientation or Program Packet


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)


Pay tuition and fees


Purchase textbooks and materials


Start classes