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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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$4,496 Student tuition and fees
$1,836 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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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
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 05, 2020 TBD
Aug 03, 2020 Aug 07, 2020 TBD
Nov 02, 2020 Nov 06, 2020 TBD

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.
  • 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.

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

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 - 249
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

Academic agreements are used to identify comparable courses or pathways between educational institutions. These allow you to receive credit at a receiving institution without having to duplicate courses recently completed.

In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Berkeley College


90%Placement Rate

90% Placement per ARCSTSA Reporting

95% CST Exam Pass Rate

Program Faculty

Ashley Bird
AS, AAS, CST from Salt Lake Community College

Leah Garrick
CST from Davis Applied Technology College

Alexis Barker
CST, AAS from Davis Tech, Weber State

Denise Harris
CST, BS from Davis Tech, University of Utah

Jenine Lamano
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College

*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

— Adult Students Only —


Meet Health Professions Advisor


Complete placement assessments and aptitude test


Complete and return program application


Enroll in program (If accepted)


Schedule first course


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if applicable)


Pay tuition and fees


Start classes