Nursing and Allied Health


Gemma Fournier CST, RN, MSN, FAST
Program Coordinator
Surgical Technology NCCC Classroom: CA-108
Gemma Fournier Office: C-246
Phone: 716-614-6417

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

Option: Jointly Registered with Erie Community College


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. NCCC offers the option of the jointly registered associate degree program with Erie County Community College (ECC) for the students living in Erie County.

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%
  • Employment Graduate Placement 87%


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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Surgical Technology Catalog Information


The NCCC Surgical Technology Program graduates become credentialed as Certified Surgical Technologists and gain employment in various health care facilities in Niagara and Erie Counties. The New York State Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Law requires the surgical technologist to be credentialed as a CST in order to gain employment in the surgical field as of January 1, 2015.

The Surgical Technology Program Coordinator, Gemma Fournier has been employed for over 20 years with NCCC and has earned various awards at the College level and at the national level. She is involved with Surgical Technology at the state level with the New York Association Surgical Technologists (NY-AST) as President of the NY-AST Board.

The Surgical Technology Program clinical and laboratory instructors are all Certified Surgical Technologists and are current within the surgical field.