The Gwinnett Tech Surgical Technology program provides an 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 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 many years of 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 National Certification Pass Rate
- 2020 89%
- 2019 100%
- 2018 100%
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.
What are my program options?
- Surgical Technology, AAS
- Central Processing Technician, Certificate
- Endoscope Reprocessing Technician, Certificate
What can I expect from this program?
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 class-room instruction, hands-on guidance in technologically advanced labs, and clinical rotations in area hospitals.
What career options will I have?
- Surgical Technologist
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!