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.

The program currently has a 100% pass rate since 2012 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).

Gwinnett Tech’s Surgical Technology program currently offers one HOPE Career Grant. HOPE Career Grants provide free tuition assistance toward educational costs for eligible students enrolled in an approved designated program of study. Students must be eligible for, and receiving, the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant to be awarded the HOPE Career Grant. It provides assistance with educational costs that are not covered by the HOPE or Zell Miller Grants.

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

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Take the first step towards a career in Surgical Technology and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you are looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. 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 and certificate programs available, please view the course catalog fact sheets for Surgical Technology AAS and Central Processing Technician Certificate.

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