Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology program

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


Adult College Admission Fee


Annual High School Student Fee


Student Tuition and Fees
High school students are exempt from Student Tuition and Fees


* Estimated Books and Materials
While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials


Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

* NOTE: Book and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Program Length
1685 hours (13 months)
Main Campus
Open Enrollment, Year-Round pending program acceptance

Application Dates:

Open Dates

Close Dates

Nov 05, 2018

Nov 09, 2018

Classroom Availability
8am - 11am Mo Tu We Th Fr
12pm - 3pm Mo Tu We Th Fr
3pm - 6pm Tu Th
NOTE: High school students may request a schedule that coincides with the high school morning bell schedule by notifying Student Services.
Pell Grants
Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Industry Certifications
The Davis Tech Surgical Technology program provides students with the necessary skills to begin employment in their selected field. Students who complete their program will be prepared to take the tests for the following certifications:
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
NOTE: The pass rate for students taking the exam in the FY 18 reporting year was 95%.
Placement Rates
Based on COE reporting standards

NOTE: Placement data is represented as reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the most recent annual report.

90% placement per ARCSTSA reporting standards.
Pass rate for the CST exam: 95%

Utah Wages
Low Median High
$14.00 $19.07 $28.55
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Surgical Technologists
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the Davis Tech Admissions Application and New Student Orientation
  3. Pay the $45.00 fee to the cashier in Student Services
  4. Take the admissions assessment in the Davis Tech Assessment Center in Student Services
  5. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services and obtain the Surgical Technology Application
  6. If accepted, meet with a customer service representative in Student Services to develop your schedule
  7. Begin class