Surgical Technology

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Surgical Technology

Do you think quickly on your feet and work well in intense environments? Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon or RN to ensure that the operating room is safe, the equipment functions properly, and patient safety is the number one priority. Gwinnett Tech's Surgical Technology program prepares you for jobs in this field with well-rounded core and technical courses. You'll learn everything from medical terminology to surgical microbiology on the latest technology available.

View the fact sheet for Surgical Technology. The program currently has a 100% pass rate in the last ten graduating classes on the National Certification Exam, earning the CST credential awarded by the NBSTSA.

Gwinnett Tech's Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accrediting Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA).

You may also be interested in our new Central Processing Technician certificate. View the fact sheet for this exciting program.

Take the first step toward a top job in this field and apply for next semester. All the dates and deadlines you need to know are here on the website. If you're looking for ways to pay for your education, check out the scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our instructors, clubs and organizations and check out the advisory board to learn more about companies in this field.

Attend one of our monthly information sessions to learn more. View the schedule

View our course catalog and check out these offerings:

  • Offerings
  • Instructors
  • Top Jobs
  • Advisory Board
  • Degrees

    • Surgical Technology


    There are no diplomas available for this program.


    • Healthcare Science – Pre-Surgical

    Continuing Ed

    • CPR for the Healthcare Provider

    • Medical Terminology

  • Phil Klein
    Dean of Health Sciences
    Glenda McCloskey
    Instructor Surgical Technology
    Theresa (TC) Parker
    Program Director, Surgical Technology
    Jim Rafferty
    Clinical Coordinator/Instructor Surgical Technology
  • Surgical technologists can become employed with hospitals and other institutions that have operating room, delivery room, and/or emergency room facilities; government agencies such as veterans administration medical centers and the armed forces; instrument and equipment sales.

  • Surgical Technology Advisory Committee 2017

    Karen Adams, RN
    OR Nurse
    Resurgens Orthopedics

    Ashlee Hooper, CST
    Certified Surgical Technologist
    Northeast Georgia Hospital
    Carlin Vision Surgery Center

    Karla Johnson, CST
    Certified Surgical Technologist
    Northside Hospital

    Jon Kearns, BSN
    Director of Surgical Services
    Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth

    Phil Klein
    Dean of Health Sciences
    Gwinnett Tech

    Yolanda Love, CST
    Certified Surgical Technologist
    Eastside Medical Center

    Mike Matthews, RN
    Director of Surgical Services
    Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville

    Sheila McCartney, CRNA
    Certified Nurse Anesthetist
    New London Anesthesia

    W.K. Moeller, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    Eastside Medical Center

    Viet Pham
    Surgical Technology Student
    Gwinnett Tech

    Kathy Venable
    Public Member

    Chris Walker
    Public Member