Surgical Technology

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The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment as an entry-level surgical technologist (ST). Students enrolled in this program will focus on the basics of surgical technology, microbiology, infection control, asepsis, and surgical techniques. Students will develop the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate as a member of the surgical team.

APPLICATIONS OPEN: November 1, 2024


Cost: $3,774.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Next Start Date: February 2025

Next Application Deadline: January 3, 2024 

Program Length: 26 Credit Hours
(Approximately 9 months)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Admissions Requirement: CASAS Assessment or equivalent. Click here for more information. To schedule your CASAS Assessment, click here

Program Outcome:
Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Certification:
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to obtain national certification as a Tech in Surgery TS-C through NCCT.

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

Employment Resources:

On-campus Job Placement Services
Local Employment Opportunities

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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