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 with GPA 2.6 or higher, or equivalent (i.e. GED of 165 or higher) OR 9 hours of required courses from program sequence with a “C” or higher. Placement into ENGL 110. 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 9 hours of required courses from program sequence with a “C” or higher.
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).
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 45
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required Program Courses
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *|
|PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I *|
|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
|Fall Semester 1||BIOL 140 or 205; ENGL 110; HLTH 110; HLTH 121; SURTK 120|
|Spring Semester 1||BIOL 206 (if 205 is taken); COMM 110; HEOCC 114; SURTK 121; SURTK 130|
|Summer Semester||SURTK 122; BIOL 210|
|Fall Semester 2||SURTK 210|
Program Contact Information
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
Illinois Career Cluster