Surgical Technologist Certificate

The mission of the Surgical Technology Certificate program is to prepare competent, entry-level surgical technologist able to function within the healthcare community.

 

Admission to the Program:

High school graduate or equivalent. COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher OR ACT reading score of 18 or higher OR completion of appropriate ENGL 110 prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better. ACT composite score of 18 or above OR have completed 18 or more credit hours of college transfer level courses (110 or higher) taken at ICC or equivalent courses at other colleges with a grade of “C” or better. ICC grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 or above (if you have attended ICC). GPA of 2.0 or above at the last college attended (other than ICC) OR completion of 18 credit hours of "program" courses at ICC or other colleges with a grade of “C” or better. One year high school biology with a “C” average or higher OR completion of equivalent college biology course with a grade of “C” or better.

Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 45

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 140
or
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *
or
4
BIOL 205
and
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I *
and
4
BIOL 206 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II * 4
BIOL 210 MICROBIOLOGY * 4
COMM 110 COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE * 3
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I * 3
HEOCC 114 INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE * 1
HLTH 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF STERILE PROCESSING * 2
HLTH 121 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY * 2
SURTK 120 INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY  4
SURTK 121 FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY I  7
SURTK 122 FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II  6
SURTK 130 PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST  1
SURTK 210 FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY III  8

* Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.

Requirements upon Program Acceptance:

  • Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations.
  • Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider.  CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.

Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Suggested supplemental courses: HEOCC 200, 230; ICC 104, 111; PSY 115, 116, 117

Students are advised to complete all BIOL courses prior to first SURTK course.

Recommended High School Subjects:  (1) four years of English/communication (2) two years of mathematics (3) three years of biological science.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BIOL 140 or 205; ENGL 110; HLTH 110; HLTH 121; SURTK 120
Spring Semester 1BIOL 206 (if 205 is taken); COMM 110; HEOCC 114; SURTK 121; SURTK 130
Summer SemesterSURTK 122; BIOL 210
Fall Semester 2SURTK 210

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department

Peoria Campus, Cedar 105


(309) 690-7530

Illinois Career Cluster

Health Science

Career Pathway:
Therapeutic Services

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