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Surgical Technology

Brittany Lonergan
Program Director
 
Healthcare


To Apply to Program:
 

  • Complete program prerequisite courses.  
  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Calculate admissions cumulative GPA.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 
               

To Learn More About Program and Admissions:

                

About

Surgical Technologists perform many different responsibilities in the operating room. They act as the scrub person, as the circulator, and as the first assistant on the surgical team. Surgical Technologists’ responsibilities involve preparing the operating room and instruments, equipment, and supplies that will be needed; positioning and preparing the patient for surgery; and passing instruments, sponges, and sutures to the surgeon. Surgical Technologists are the surgical team’s experts in aseptic technique, being constantly vigilant for any break in the technique that could endanger the sterile field. Surgical Technologists belong to a separate non-nursing profession and are highly skilled, having completed the necessary specialized education and training focused on working in the operating room. The preferred entry-level education for the Surgical Technologist is an Associate Degree.                   
          

Mission  

Malcolm X College is dedicated to providing Surgical Technology students the knowledge and skills required to provide quality patient care in an ever-changing healthcare environment. We are committed to graduating Surgical Technologist that exhibit the characteristics of moral integrity, honesty, surgical conscience, and a commitment to upholding the highest principles of aseptic technique.               
                      

Certification

The Surgical Technology Program prepares students to become certified surgical technologists. Certification is granted by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) upon successful completion of the national board examination.                                                 

   

Accreditation 

The Surgical Technology Program at Malcolm X College (MXC) has voluntarily withdrawn accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) effective November 1, 2018.                     

The Surgical Technology Program has communicated additional information to current enrolled students. Students who are presently enrolled in a Surgical Technology Program cohort, who adhere to the required completion timeline, will graduate from an accredited program.              

You can also find the program status at https://www.caahep.org/Students/Find-a-Program.aspx                    

ARC/STSA                    

6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655              

arcstsa.org                   

info@arcstsa.org                   

             

Institutional Program accreditation status can be found at https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/?Action=ShowBasic&Itemid=&instid=1121                   

Malcolm X College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.                     

230 South LaSalle, Suite 7-500                    

Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Phone: 1-800-621-7440
Fax: 312-263-7462              

hlcommission.org                    

info@hlcommission.org                    

For questions regarding program status, please send an e-mail to MXCaccreditation@ccc.edu.                     


           

Admission Requirements 

       

  • ENGLISH 101 Composition 
  • BIOLOGY 121 Biology I 
  • BIOLOGY 226 Human Structure and Function I   
  • BIOLOGY 120 Terminology for Medical Careers [recommended]  
  • Admissions cumulative 2.50 GPA    
       

All college transcripts from colleges/universities attended outside City Colleges of Chicago are required to be sent to Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services or mxregistrar@ccc.edu from the specific college/university. We do not have access to transcripts submitted to other City Colleges of Chicago. 
                    

       

As defined by Illinois State Law (225ILCS46/25): All healthcare workers and student health care workers are required to undergo a criminal background check in order to work in a clinical setting. A student with a positive background check containing disqualifying conditions will not be allowed to enter the clinical portion of this program, thus preventing the student from obtaining mandated certification and/or licensure in Surgical Technology. Please contact the Program Director prior to submitting an application to discuss disqualifiers. The applicant is responsible for the cost of the background check. Health Career students with direct patient contact must be drug-tested prior to clinical site assignment. The student is responsible for the cost of the drug screen. Clinical locations are assigned based on student performance and can be a distance of up 50 miles from the college. Clinical Hours are Monday through Friday and can include any of three shifts at a designated clinical site. The student must be willing to take any location and any shift the program faculty deem appropriate for their success. The student cannot be substituted for a paid employee once at a clinical site and will not be compensated for their duties performed there. The student will be responsible during the program to provide additional clinical placement background check, clinical placement drug screen and the Association of Surgical Technologists Gold Package. This package includes the student’s membership in the Association of Surgical Technologists, the National Board exam fee and the review materials for the National Board exam.                   

      

Submitting Application within Student Portal (my.ccc.edu ) 

      

  • Under “My Academic Plan” 
  • Within “Academic Planning” 
  • Click “Selective Application”

              
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Name Phone Email Office​
Brittany Lonergan (312) 850-7351 blonergan@ccc.edu​  2103-A
Stacey Bizzieri ​ (312) 850-7352 sbizzieri@ccc.edu​  2103-013
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Contact Information

Phone: 
312-850-7351
Fax: 
(312) 850-7039
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2103-A
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

Mondays – Friday 
9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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