2015-16 Catalog

Surgical Technology

Associate in Applied Science

...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 & Public Services Dept., William Hammer, 309.999.4633 or bhammer@icc.edu

Associate in Applied Science

Required General Education Courses at Sandburg

BIO.211Anatomy & Physiology 1 *4
BIO.212Anatomy & Physiology 2 *4
BIO.200General Microbiology *4
ENG.101Freshman Composition 13
MDT.100Medical Terminology2
PSY.101Introduction to Psychology3
SOC.101Introduction to Sociology3
SPE.120Introduction to Public Speaking3
Humanities Elective (as approved by ICC)3
Total Semester Hours29

Required Program Courses at ICC

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
SURTK 120 Introduction to Surgical Technology  4
HLTH 110 Fundamentals of Sterile Processing  2
Spring Semester
SURTK 130 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist  1
HEOCC 114 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Health Care  1
SURTK 121 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology  7
Summer Session
SURTK 122 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II  6
Second Year
Fall Semester
SURTK 210 Surgical Technology III  8
Spring Semester
SURTK 211 Advanced Fundamentals of Surgical Technology  7
 Total Program Hours: 36.0

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.

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


(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

BIO.200 General Microbiology324

The purpose of this course is to provide a brief study of the morphology, physiology, cultural characteristics, isolation methods, classification methods and distribution of microbes as related to public health, agriculture, medicine and industry. In addition, recent advances in recombinant DNA research will be discussed. This course is appropriate for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Also, BIO.200 is a requirement for students enrolled either in the Associate Degree Nursing program or in the Dental Hygiene program.
Offered: Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: BIO.101 and CHM.100 or equivalent as evaluated by Biology faculty
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BIO.211 Anatomy & Physiology 1324

This is the first of a two-course sequence in anatomy and physiology for students who are intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Also, Anatomy 1 & 2 are required in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. This course will be presented as an integrated systems approach emphasizing principles of homeostasis. There will be discussion of pathophysiological and anatomical changes that occur as a result of disease.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: BIO.101 and CHM.100 with a grade of C or better or the equivalent as evaluated by Biology faculty
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BIO.212 Anatomy & Physiology 2324

This course is a continuation of BIO.211. There will be special emphasis on the cardiovascular system; fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance; and exercise physiology. Laboratory work will include dissection of a fetal pig.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take BIO.211
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS,AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.101 Freshman Composition 133

This course is the first in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. It is designed for individuals planning to pursue a bachelor's degree as well as those who wish to develop proficiency in writing. Emphasis is on critical reading, organization, logical thought, paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Also studied will be argumentation and inductive/deductive reasoning.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS score, or completion of ENG.098 with a C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 900
General Education -- Communications

MDT.100 Medical Terminology22

This course is designed for anyone desiring a background in the language of medicine, and presents a system of learning medical terms from word roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. By the end of the course the student will be able to recognize, build, define and spell correctly literally thousands of medical words from the elements learned, and be proficient in using a medical dictionary. This course is useful for anyone in the health care professions: those working in hospitals (nurses, radiologic technologists, unit secretaries, people in medical records or the business office, etc.) in a doctor's office, in nursing homes or those in Emergency Medical Technology. Those entering nursing will find Medical Terminology a great asset to understanding lectures and textbooks, making their learning easier.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

PSY.101 Introduction to Psychology33

This course is designed to provide an understanding of a variety of topics within the field of psychology. It is not only designed for students planning on majoring in psychology, but for those who have an interest in the scientific basis of behavior, thought, and the physiological processes that underlie each.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or above is required to enroll in this course, or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S6 900
General Education -- Social Science

SOC.101 Introduction to Sociology33

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the discipline of sociology as it applies to contemporary American society. This course provides an orientation to the student interested in social science or the helping professions. Among specific topics to be studied are: how the sociologist gathers information, the importance of culture and symbols, personality development, the changing structure of the family, social class and inequality, race and ethnicity, and deviant behavior.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate; AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S7 900
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

SPE.120 Introduction to Public Speaking33

This is a performance course in public speaking. The principles of oral public communication will be presented through readings and lecture. The student will apply these principles in the speeches presented to the class. Emphasis will be placed on outlining and the discovery and organization of important ideas and the communication of those ideas to a specific audience. Written evaluation of speeches will be required to enhance critical communication skills. This course is intended for individuals who desire to complete a bachelor's degree and those who desire to develop competence in public speaking.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C2 900
General Education -- Communications

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