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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New program will begin Fall 2023.

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.

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. With your Associate of Applied Science degree, you’ll be eligible to take the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) exam.

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

Associate of Applied Science

  • Academic Catalog program link coming soon

Surgical Technology Point Sheet

Surgical Technology Application


Marlena Thomas, Associate Dean of Allied Health