Surgical Technology Program

The surgical technologist is the person who stands alongside the surgeon and passes the instruments and supplies during surgical procedures.

Surgical technologists are key members of the operating team who work closely with surgeons, anaesthesiologists, RN's and other personnel to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery.

The surgical technology diploma program at Piedmont Technical College provides a hands-on surgery lab and three semesters of clinical experience to enable students to gain essential surgical skills. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Board Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting Certification Exam and upon passing would become certified surgical technologists.

The Surgical Technology Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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Career Information

Graduates in this field may be required to check supplies and equipment, set up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment and medication, gown and glove surgeon and assistants and pass instruments during surgery.

Entry-level Positions

  • Medical Salesperson

  • First Assistant

  • Autologous Blood Collection System Operator

  • Emergency Department Personnel

  • Organ Procurement Team Member

  • Anesthesia Technician

For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program. For national career information, visit Virtual Career Network.

Employers of Piedmont Technical College Alumni include:

  • AnMed Health

  • DHEC

  • Duke University Hospital

  • Greenville Eyecare Associates

  • Greenville Hospital System

  • Greenwood Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Greenwood Podiatric Medical Associates

  • Lakelands Orthopedic Clinic


  • Laurens County Health Care System

  • Lexington Medical Center

  • Medical College of Georgia

  • Newberry County Memorial Hospital

  • Palmetto Gastroenterology, P.A.

  • Peachtree Medical Center

  • Piedmont Physicians for Women

  • Self Regional Healthcare

  • More ...