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Surgical Technology

Program Advisor Contact Information

L. Gene Burke, CST, FAST, AAS
Phone: (706) 771-4191
Email: lburke@augustatech.edu

Program Description:  The Surgical Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Surgical Technology graduates are prepared to function as surgical technologists in positions requiring advanced knowledge in surgical procedures. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Surgical Technologist and will take this exam as part of the graduation process. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program. You must be at least 17 years of age before entering this program.  

Accreditation:  The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs based on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA). The contact information for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is as follows: 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org. The contact information for the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting is as follows: 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, 303-694-9262.

Employment Opportunities:  Surgical technologist are in demand for employment in hospital operating rooms, physicians’ offices, emergency rooms, ambulatory and day surgery centers, central sterile processing departments, managerial roles, and more.

Gainful Employment

Annual Reporting Year Academic Year Standard Reporting Percentage of that Standard
2016 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015 CST Exam Pass Rate 62%
8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014 CST Graduate Placement Rate 53%
2015 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014 CST Exam Pass Rate 60%
8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013 CST Graduate Placement Rate 62%
2014 8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013 CST Exam Pass Rate 54%
8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012 CST Graduate Placement Rate No Graduating Class during this time period.