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Surgical Technologist Program at College of Lake County (CLC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 007694
  • Phone: (847) 543-2000

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  • Phone: (847) 543-2061

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  • Phone: (847) 543-2062

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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award12
    Associate's Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male2
    Female14

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian2
    Hispanic1
    White13

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: 1,410
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.93
      • Average Annual Salary: $43,540
    • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 220
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.04
      • Average Annual Salary: $41,680
    • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 140
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.12
      • Average Annual Salary: $48,090

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
  • Radiologic Technology (C)
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Triton College

River Grove, IL
Type: Community College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (C)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C)
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College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
Type: Community College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Electrocardiograph Technology (C,A)
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (C,A)
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Malcolm X College - City Colleges of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

40 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
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Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
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Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
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Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
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Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C)
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
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Illinois Central College

East Peoria, IL
Type: Community College

35 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
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Parkland College

Champaign, IL
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Radiology Technician (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)