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 seven 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).
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.
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There are no diplomas available for this program.
Healthcare Science – Pre-Surgical
CPR for the Healthcare Provider
Phil KleinDean of Health Sciencespklein@GwinnettTech.edu678-226-6732Glenda McCloskeyInstructor Surgical Technologygmccloskey@GwinnettTech.edu678-226-4565Theresa (TC) ParkerProgram Director, Surgical Technologytcparker@GwinnettTech.edu678-226-6348Jim RaffertyClinical Coordinator/Instructor Surgical Technologyjrafferty@GwinnettTech.edu678-226-6676
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
Mallory McCullar CST
Certified Surgical Technologist
Larry Arnson, Ph.D., R.R.T.
Clinical Director Respiratory Care Technology
Dean of Allied Health Sciences
Linda Coker MSN, CNOR (President)
Director of Surgical Services
SCA Surgery Center of Gwinnett
Dr. David Armstrong
Armstrong Medical Inc.
Former ESOL Instructor
DeKalb County Schools
Jessica Myers CST
Certified Scrub Tech
Gwinnett Medical Center
Lizzette Padilla CST
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center
Vice President of U.S. Sales
Joan Jay CRNA
Certified Nurse Anesthetist
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Nichole Hawkins RN
OR Staff Nurse
Eastside Medical Center
Shannon Morris ST (Secretary)
Gwinnett Medical Center Day Surgery