Surgical Technologists are members of an operating room team, which includes the surgeon(s), anesthesia provider, and circulating nurse. Their primary function 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 in the operating room. Careers in surgical technology are fast-paced and task oriented, 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 -$541.25
- 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.
Enrollment: Open-entry, Open-exit
Open to: Adults and Secondary students
Campus: Vernal only
$20 – $24 hourly
Local Utah hourly wages are estimated by careeronestop.org