The primary function of a Surgical Technologist is to fulfill the first scrub role and to help with the preparation of the operation room by setting up sterile surgical equipment, checking equipment for proper functionality, and assisting the surgeon with instruments and supplies while maintaining the sterile field. Students in the Surgical Technology Program will learn the skills necessary to be a valued member of the Allied Health team of professionals who work in the surgical suite delivering direct patient care. Careers in surgical technology are fast-paced and interesting, and students will be qualified to seek employment in this high-demand industry.
Surgical Technologists are prepared to seek employment in a surgical suite delivering direct patient care. They can work in hospitals and specialized surgical clinics.
Program Length: 1265 Hours
Tuition and Fees: Tuition – $2530, Fees – $1325, Books and Supplies – $1260
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- TABE testing at 12th grade level in Math, Spelling, Reading, and Language
- Pass Drug Screen and Background Check
- Passing score in Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) basic skills test
*Students in their senior year of high school who are on track to graduate may enroll in the program if they will be 18 years of age before externship.
Upon completion of the program, students must pass the NBSTSA Exam to certify as a Surgical Technician. NBSTSA requires an Associate degree to test.
Enrollment: Open-entry, Open-exit
Open to: Adults and Secondary students
Campus: Vernal only
Minimum Expectations: To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
A Chrome book is offered in some programs. If one is not available, the student can use the UBTech Computer Lab or bring their own internet capable device for educational use in class.
Electronic Student Resources:
Canvas orientation course contains electronic learning resources that can be used throughout your time in the program. Each canvas course links to these resources, and they will be updated regularly.
Canvas can be accessed from any internet-connected computer at the following URL: https://ubtech.instructure.com/login.
For technical problems encountered while in Canvas, use the Help button in Canvas and the “Report a Problem” link. Response time on support requests will be no more than 24-hours within the operational schedule of the program. A general orientation to Canvas can be found in the New Student Orientation, but faculty will also offer an orientation specific to technology in your program on your first day of class.
$20 – $24 hourly
Local Utah hourly wages are estimated by careeronestop.org