Surgical technologists handle instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure and work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. The major combines classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and clinical experience to ensure that each graduate meets entry-level competencies as a Surgical Technologist. The Surgical Technologist Major is designed to prepare post-secondary adult students for entry-level employment as Surgical Technologists. The career major is structured to provide the students with a foundation in the basic sciences and subjects unique to the operating room. Upon completing the major, the Graduate Surgical Technologist will be able to function as a member of the surgical team delivering direct patient care before, during, and after surgical intervention. The instructional content, which is based on an occupational analysis of the surgical technology field, and is adjusted to reflect local employment - local employment needs as determined by the instructor, administrators, and advisory committee. Upon successful completion of the career major, the Graduate will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination. The career major closely follows the guidelines of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.