This program is offered by Illinois Central College
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