Surgical technologists provide care to patients before, during, and after surgeries, and support to surgeons and first assistants.

The Surgical Technology program at Gaston College prepares you for this vital role in hospitals and other health care facilities.

Surgical Technology

Become part of the surgical team

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Surgical technologists help doctors and first assistants during surgeries. Responsibilities include preparing the operating room, sterilizing and arranging surgical equipment, readying the patient for surgery, and maintaining a sterile environment throughout the procedure. The expectation of the Surgical Technology Program of Gaston College is to prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

Strong Job Prospects

The job market for surgical technologists is growing, and graduates of the Gaston College Surgical Technology program will benefit from the College’s partnerships with local hospital systems.

Earn Your Degree and Be Ready for Board Certification

With class size limited to a maximum of 15 students, you’ll have the optimum learning experience.

The two-year associate degree program is full-time, with in-person daytime classes and clinical experience.

The Surgical Technology program at Gaston College has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. 

Associate of Applied Science

The application window will open from October 1st through March 1st each year. The link to the application will be posted below.

Surgical Technology, A.A.S (A45740)

Surgical Technology Point Sheet

Surgical Technology application – will reopen October 1, 2024


For Gaston College admissions questions, please contact:

For program specific questions, please contact:
Kim Warwick
Health Education Admissions Coordinator