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Surgical Technologist Certificate

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 49 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

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

 

Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee for Surgical Technologists (ARC-ST).

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria include:  (1) graduation from high school, or equivalent; (2) placement scores into ENGL 110 and READ 115; (3) an ACT composite score of 18 or above (16 or above if tested before October 28, 1989); 1 year high school BIOL or equivalent ("C" or better) (4) minimum "C" average in courses you are transfering to ICC: (5) for students not initially admissible to program minimum "C" average in 9 or more approved semester hours taken at ICC; physical examination.

 

Recommended high school courses:  (1) four years of English/communication; (2) two years of mathematics; and (3) three years of biological science

Program Note:

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

 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
SURTK 120; BIOL 205; HLTH 110; HLTH 121; ENGL 110

Spring Semester 1:
SURTK 121; BIOL 206; SURTK 130; HEOCC 114; COMM 110

Summer Semester 1:
SURTK 122

Fall Semester 2:
SURTK 210; BIOL 210


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

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

Suggested supplemental courses: HEOCC 111, 200, 230; PSY 115, 116, 117, 119

 

Student must attain a "C" grade or higher in each BIOL and SURTK course in order to be retained in and graduate from the program.

For Program Information Contact:

Health Careers Department

Thomas Building
(309)999-4600

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