Surgical Technology
Ogeechee Technical College


Meet the Faculty

Terri Crosson, CST

Surgical Technology Program Director

Office: Rm 564
Health Science South Bldg.

Ms. Crosson is a Certified Surgical Technologist and has been working as a CST since 2008. She was employed at a level one trauma hospital in Augusta, Georgia since graduating from Augusta Technical College. Ms. Crosson sits on the board for the Georgia State Assembly of Surgical Technologist as well as on the State Assembly Leadership Committee for AST. She has also been an adjunct for Augusta Technical College teaching Central Sterile Supply and has almost ten years’ experience as an EMT-I.

Brittany Poole

Surgical Technology Instructor

Office: Rm 564
Health Science South Bldg.

Brittany Poole graduated from the Surgical Technology program at Southeastern Technical College and has been a Certified Surgical Technologist for since 2012. She worked at Optim Healthcare in Tattnall County, where she specialized in orthopedic and neurological surgery. Along with assisting in surgery, she also was a preceptor for new employees. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Josh. They reside in Toombs County.


The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763


Upon completion of the Surgical Technology Program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam under the guidelines established by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Program Goals

Cognitive Psychomotor Affective
Goal 1: To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Cognitive Psychomotor Affective
Goal 2: Provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to provide quality surgical patient care.

Cognitive Psychomotor Affective
Goal 3: Produce graduates that meet the requirements and competencies of an entry-level surgical technologist.

Cognitive Psychomotor Affective
Goal 4: Students will be employed in the surgical technologist field.

Cognitive Affective
Goal 5: Students will successfully pass the national certification exam.

Program Outcomes

2017 Outcomes Assessment Exam [CST™ Exam]
Pass Rate – 58%

2016 Outcomes Assessment Exam [CST™ Exam]
Pass Rate – 50%

2015 Outcomes Assessment Exam [CST™ Exam]
Pass Rate – 100%

2014 Outcomes Assessment Exam [CST™ Exam]
Pass Rate – 88%


Notice to applicants for the Surgical Technology Program:

The Surgical Technology diploma program (ST12) is being phased out and will be replaced with Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree (ST13). The decision of Ogeechee Technical College to phase out the diploma program is in compliance with the mandate by ARC-STSA that an associate’s degree will be the required education for entry level surgical technology graduates by August 2021.

The fall 2019 cohort will be the final diploma level cohort. All applicants for the fall 2019 cohort must have completed all admission requirements and prerequisite courses by the end of spring semester 2019 in order to apply for admission to the fall 2019 cohort and begin SURG classes. If a prospective student or returning student is not accepted into the fall 2019 diploma cohort, he/she will need to complete admission requirements for the degree program or choose a different program to pursue.

The first degree level Surgical Technology cohort will be accepted to begin program classes in fall 2020. Students who intend to apply for admission to the fall 2020 degree cohort must meet all admission and application requirements for the Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree (ST13).

Surgical Technology is a competitive admissions program. Students must enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies Associate of Applied Science degree to complete prerequisite courses required for admission to the Surgical Technology program. Refer to the Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science program information for complete admissions criteria.

Programs of Study

Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science

Surgical Technology Diploma*/**

Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate

Health Care Assistant Certificate* (Surgical Technology Track)

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
**Denotes a competitive admission program. Please view the OTC Catalog and Student Handbook for details.

Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the Ogeechee Technical College Surgical Technology program is to provide entry-level technical skills to students desiring to become Certified Surgical Technologists. The program provides classroom, laboratory, and clinical training for students desiring employment as a qualified entry-level practitioner in the field of Surgical Technology and related areas.

Program Courses

CSSP 1010 - Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician
SURG 1010 - Introduction to Surgical Technology
SURG 1020 - Principles of Surgical Technology
SURG 1080 - Surgical Microbiology
SURG 1100 - Surgical Pharmacology
SURG 2110 - Surgical Technology Clinical I
SURG 2030 - Surgical Procedures I
SURG 2040 - Surgical Procedures II
SURG 2120 - Surgical Technology Clinical II
SURG 2130 - Surgical Technology Clinical III
SURG 2140 - Surgical Technology Clinical IV
SURG 2240 - Seminar in Surgical Technology