Nursing and Allied Health


Gemma Fournier CST, RN, MSN, FAST
Program Coordinator
Gemma Fournier Office: CA-108
Phone: 716-614-6417

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.


The Surgical Technologist (ST) is a highly respected, vital professional in contemporary health care. As a qualified surgical technologist, the NCCC Surgical Technology graduate will become credentialed as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) and find employment in many aspects of healthcare. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the NCCC Surgical Technology program and graduates earn an AAS degree in Surgical Technology. The NCCC Surgical Technology program is one full-time pre-requisite semester and three full-time Surgical Technology core course semesters and combines classroom and off-campus clinical experiences at hospitals in Niagara and Erie counties. 

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Provide students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to function safely and efficiently in the clinical setting.
  • Perform as a competent entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
  • Demonstrate and integrate the principles of asepsis into practice to protect the patient, self, and surgical team members in the perioperative stages.
  • Gain knowledge to successful be credentialed and employed as a Certified Surgical Technologist.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of 2018 Surgical Technology Outcomes

  • CST Examination Pass Rate Percentage 87%

Graduates of 2019 Surgical Technology Outcomes

  • Employment Graduate Placement 84%

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the ARC/STSA, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120, 1-303-694-9262,

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The Surgical Technology Program Coordinator, Gemma Fournier, has been employed for over 25 years with NCCC and has earned various awards at the College level and at the National level.

She is involved with the Surgical Technology profession at the national level serving on the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as secretary.

The Surgical Technology Program clinical and laboratory instructors are all credentialed as Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) and are current within the surgical field.