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Surgical Technology, AAS

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This program is offered by Illinois Central College

Program Information

The surgical technologist, working closely with surgeons and registered nurses, functions as a member of the surgical team. Courses include the study of basic patient care practices, sterile technique, surgical anatomy, surgical procedures, working as a team, communication skills, ethical/legal aspects of safe patient care, and surgical supplies and instruments. Today’s surgical technologist also must know how to assemble and troubleshoot high tech equipment and instrumentation. Students receive clinical experience in all the surgical specialties at area hospitals. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

Admission to the Program: Selective

Admission criteria has been established by Illinois Central College. Students can complete their general education courses at Carl Sandburg College. Professional courses are offered at ICC in Peoria. Five positions in this program are reserved for Carl Sandburg College students.

For Additional Program Information Contact:

ICC Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
Phone: 309.690.7530

Required General Education Courses at Sandburg

Total Semester Hours: 29

Required Program Courses at ICC

First Year

Fall Semester

  • SURTK 120 - Introduction to Surgical Technology Credit(s): 4
  • HLTH 110 - Fundamentals of Sterile Processing Credit(s): 2

Spring Semester

  • SURTK 130 - Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist Credit(s): 1
  • HEOCC 114 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Health Care Credit(s): 1
  • SURTK 121 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology Credit(s): 7

Summer Session

  • SURTK 122 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II Credit(s): 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • SURTK 210 - Surgical Technology III Credit(s): 8

Spring Semester

  • SURTK 211 - Advanced Fundamentals of Surgical Technology Credit(s): 7

Total Semester Hours: 36

Total Program Requirement: 65

NOTE: Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology program must complete all BIO and SURTK courses with a grade of “C” or better in order to remain in and graduate from the program.

* Students must meet prerequisites for BIO 200 - General Microbiology , BIO 211 - Anatomy & Physiology 1 , & BIO 212 - Anatomy & Physiology 2 .

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