Surgical Technology
Ogeechee Technical College


Meet the Faculty

Terri Crosson, CST

Surgical Technology Instructor

Office: Rm 564
Health Science 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.

Carmen Suttles, CST

Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator/Instructor

Office: Rm 564
Health Science Bldg.

Carmen graduated from Southeastern Technical College in 2009. Carmen has formerly worked at Optim Medical Center and Meadows Regional Medical Center, where she served as a certified surgical technologist. In addition to assisting during surgeries, sterilizing the operating room and equipment, and preparing and transporting patients, she assumed responsibility for the orientation of new employees to the unit. Carmen and husband, Tim, have a 3 month old , Cannon.


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

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%


Programs of Study

Surgical Technology Diploma*/**

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 Purpose 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

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

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Surgical Technology Diploma

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