Surgical Technology

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 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.

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

Information on gainful employment: Health Care Science

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

    Stephanie Pope
    ST Student
    Gwinnett Tech

    Mallory McCullar CST
    Certified Surgical Technologist
    Northside-Forsythe Hospital

    Larry Arnson, Ph.D., R.R.T.
    Clinical Director Respiratory Care Technology
    Gwinnett Tech

    Steve Moyers
    Dean of Allied Health Sciences
    Gwinnett Tech

    Linda Coker MSN, CNOR (President)
    Director of Surgical Services
    SCA Surgery Center of Gwinnett

    Dr. David Armstrong
    President/General Surgeon
    Armstrong Medical Inc.

    Dale Masters
    Former ESOL Instructor
    DeKalb County Schools

    Jessica Myers CST
    Certified Scrub Tech
    Gwinnett Medical Center

    Lizzette Padilla CST
    Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center

    Tracy Anderson
    Vice President of U.S. Sales
    Amendia, Inc.

    Joan Jay CRNA
    Certified Nurse Anesthetist
    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

    Nichole Hawkins RN
    OR Staff Nurse
    Eastside Medical Center

    Shannon Morris ST (Secretary)
    Scrub Technologist
    Gwinnett Medical Center Day Surgery