A.A.S. Surgical Technology Degree

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 6/17/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 6/20/2021

Program Description

This 62-credit hour curriculum prepares the student for a career as a Surgical Technologist. Surgical Technologists are integral members of the healthcare team, providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings, such as operating rooms and outpatient surgical centers. The surgical technologist works directly under the supervision of the surgeon during invasive surgical procedures to ensure that the operating room environment is fully prepared with surgical instruments, properly functioning equipment and environmental conditions that maximize patient safety. Students will engage in clinical experiences built upon didactic instruction in healthcare sciences, technological sciences, patient care concepts, and surgical procedures. Because of the nature of clinical experiences, individualized instruction and specialized technology/equipment, this program assesses a higher tuition rate for courses with the SUR prefix.

Established in 2017

CIP: 51-0909 Surgical Technology/Technologist.

Training Program Type

Vocational

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 758-2372

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board

Education Information

80 Weeks ( 600.00 Hours / 62.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$14,000.00
Books$1,223.00
Fees$1,982.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$1,200.00
Total Cost$18,405.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on individual eligibility

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 for help with initial program research and when approved to pursue program at Harper. Student must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • Drug/Alcohol Screening
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • Math - Placement into MTH 080
  • Reading - Per placement test cut-off scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per placement test cut-off scores
  • Prerequisites - BIO 160 (human anatomy) must be taken no earlier then 5 yrs prior
  • Other - Student must call Diane Carter-Zubko for referral ro advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Full-Time Enrollment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Labs
  • Day Classes

Performance Data

Program: A.A.S. Surgical Technology Degree

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 6/17/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 6/20/2021

Program Description

This 62-credit hour curriculum prepares the student for a career as a Surgical Technologist. Surgical Technologists are integral members of the healthcare team, providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings, such as operating rooms and outpatient surgical centers. The surgical technologist works directly under the supervision of the surgeon during invasive surgical procedures to ensure that the operating room environment is fully prepared with surgical instruments, properly functioning equipment and environmental conditions that maximize patient safety. Students will engage in clinical experiences built upon didactic instruction in healthcare sciences, technological sciences, patient care concepts, and surgical procedures. Because of the nature of clinical experiences, individualized instruction and specialized technology/equipment, this program assesses a higher tuition rate for courses with the SUR prefix.

Established in 2017

CIP: 51-0909 Surgical Technology/Technologist.

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 758-2372

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board

Education Information

80 Weeks ( 600.00 Hours / 62.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$14,000.00
Books$1,223.00
Fees$1,982.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$1,200.00
Total Cost$18,405.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on individual eligibility

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 for help with initial program research and when approved to pursue program at Harper. Student must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • Drug/Alcohol Screening
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • Math - Placement into MTH 080
  • Reading - Per placement test cut-off scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per placement test cut-off scores
  • Prerequisites - BIO 160 (human anatomy) must be taken no earlier then 5 yrs prior
  • Other - Student must call Diane Carter-Zubko for referral ro advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Full-Time Enrollment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Labs
  • Day Classes