Surgical Technologist Program at College of Lake County (CLC)

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Surgical Technologist Program

A surgical technologist program at College of Lake County prepares students for careers as part of a surgical team in hospitals and surgical centers. The program focuses on maintaining, monitoring, and enforcing the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Program courses includes: instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of homeostasis, and patient and team scrubbing. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer surgical technologist program.

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Students Enrolled in the Surgical Technologist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. College of Lake County has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award6
Associate's Degree4

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female10

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic2
White8

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Surgical Technologist program at CLC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Surgical Technologists

Description

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, surgical technologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.9% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1,770
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.34
    • Average Annual Salary: $46,460
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 250
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.48
    • Average Annual Salary: $42,600
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 160
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.48
    • Average Annual Salary: $46,770

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Surgical Technologist Programs in Illinois

Surgical Technologist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Sanford - Brown College - Skokie

Skokie, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Surgical Technologist (C)

Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
  • Radiologic Technology (C)

Triton College

River Grove, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (C)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Electrocardiograph Technology (C,A)
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Radiology Technician (C,A)

Malcolm X College - City Colleges of Chicago

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
  • Radiologic Technology (C,A)

Midwestern Career College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Cardiovascular Technology (C)
  • Electroneurodiagnostic, Electroencephalographic Technology (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
  • Ultrasound Technician (C)

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Surgical Technologist (A)

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Surgical Technologist (C)

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)

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