Seats Remain in Surgical Technology Program Offered through Kaskaskia College and SICCM

Kaskaskia College is announcing that slots still remain open for Fall Admission into the one year certificate program in Surgical Technology.  This program is offered through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM). 
The Surgical Technology is a one-year certificate program.  Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.
The Surgical Technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to insure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

A Surgical Technologist possesses expertise in the theory and applications of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and techniques to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Nationally employment of Surgical Technologist is expected to increase by as much as
25% through 2018. In Illinois, employment of surgical technologists is expected to increase much faster than average through 2018. Surgical technologists is one of the top 50 fastest growing occupations in Illinois with an average wage of $40,365 in Illinois and $40,910 in St. Louis Metro East area.
The technical courses for these programs are held in Herrin and/or Carbondale. The general education courses will be held at Kaskaskia College. Kaskaskia College offers a scholarship program of $300.00 per semester to offset some of the expenses students incur travelling to the SICCM center. Financial aid is also available for the program.  Contact the Kaskaskia College Office of Recruitment at 618-545-3048 for more information about specific admission criteria.

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