Surgical Technology

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Surgical Technology

The Gwinnett Tech Surgical Technology program provides opportunity for an exciting career behind the doors of the operating room. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 15% job growth for surgical technologists from 2014-2024. Our Surgical Technology program provides preparation for a career in this field with well-rounded core and technical courses. In this program, you will study the techniques involved in keeping the surgical patient safe, while effectively managing surgical equipment and assisting the surgeon during procedures. Coursework includes classroom instruction, hands-on guidance in technologically advanced labs, and clinical rotations in area hospitals.

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 Certified Surgical Technologist credential awarded by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

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

You may also be interested in our Central Processing Technician certificate. Central Processing Technicians work with surgical equipment and instruments before and after surgeries. Technicians help prevent patient infections by decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing, and distributing the equipment, instruments, and supplies used in surgery and other parts of the hospital. Graduates of Gwinnett Tech’s Central Processing certificate program work in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, medical laboratories, and physician’s offices. The Central Processing Technician program prepares students for national certification through either the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam or the Certified Sterile Processing Department Technician (CSPDT) exam. View the fact sheet for this exciting program.

Take the first step toward a career in Surgical Technology and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today's high-demand careers. See who serves on our Surgical Technology advisory board.

Interested in learning more about surgical technology? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to meet our faculty and to learn more.

For more information on our degree, diploma and certificate programs available, please view our course catalog and explore these offerings.