The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to function as members of the surgical team in hospitals and clinics with registered nurses and surgeons in the operating room. The graduate is qualified to prepare the surgical environment and function as a team member during the operative procedures. National certification is available to graduates. The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Job openings are available nationwide for graduates of the surgical technology program. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor statistics). Admission to the surgical technology program requires applicants to meet program-specific criteria. For information on application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at WITCC. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in all program requirements.