Students will identify and discuss advanced surgical procedures focusing upon trauma, transplants, major orthopedic procedures, and the basic principles in the application of robotics in surgery. Electrical elements/concerns in the operating room will be discussed. All-Hazard Preparation will be discussed. The course will also emphasize the elements of professional development including professional organizations, leadership, teamwork, certification and continuing education. Students will discuss the role of the AST and its impact upon careers in surgical technology. Employability skills will be reviewed and applied. Students will be introduced to techniques and exercises in preparation for the national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam. Written and oral presentations by the students are key elements of this course. NOTE: All students will be required to sit for the NBSTSA - CST exam as part of this course.