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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Sterile Processing Clinical

Basic Certificate (BC)

This Basic Certificate program in Sterile Processing Clinical presents the basic concepts and principles for developing skills and competencies required for infection prevention and control in the sterile processing department in a health care facility. The program offers basic knowledge related to instrumentation connected with surgical procedures.  Students will be involved in processes such as cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, standard precautions, and universal precautions as well as gain basic knowledge concerning various types of central service equipment such as ultrasonic cleaning, washer sterilizers, cart washers, autoclaves, steris, sterrad and ethylene oxide (ETO) machines.   
   
The clinical practicum is 8 hours per day, 4 days per week.  
   
Note: Graduates are eligible to write the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management Examination (IAHCSMM).     
      
Program Requirements for Admission     
  • Consent of Program Director.
  • Submit an application and interview with the Program Director/Program Personnel.
  • Co-enroll in Sterile Processing 216 and 217.
  • English 101 Composition recommended before the Surgical Technology courses. (3 credit hours is part of program total)

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.

 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

269

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

12 CH
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Surgical Technology
SURG TC 216
Sterile Processing Technology 4
This course is designed to present the basic concepts and principles for developing skills and competencies required for infection prevention and control in the sterile processing department in a health care facility. This course will offer knowledge in cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, Standard precautions, and Universal precautions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of English Composition 101 and consent of program director; and co-enrollment in Sterile Processing Tech Laboratory 0217 with Grade of C or better.
Offered at: Malcolm X
SURG TC 217
Sterile Processing Technology Lab 4
This course is designed to provide clinical training and the application of principles required for infection prevention and control in the sterile processing department in a healthcare facility. This course will offer clinical experience in cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, Standard precautions, and Universal precautions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline,
Prerequisites:Completion of English Composition 101 and consent of program director; and co-enrollment in Sterile Processing Tech Laboratory 216 with a Grade of C or better.
Offered at: Malcolm X
SURG TC 219
Professional Readiness 1
This course is designed to help the Sterile Processing Technology student transition into the professional role of Sterile Processing Technology. It includes preparation for employment, attaining certification, and maintaining certification status. This capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning about sterile processing and professional readiness. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning and to do so in a student-centered and student-directed manner which requires the command, analysis and synthesis of knowledge and skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission to the Sterile Processing Technology program, OR Consent of Department Chairperson. Grade of C or better in SURG TC 216 AND SURG TC 217. Concurrent Enrollment in SURG TC 218.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

  CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Required Work-Based Learning Courses

8 CH
Surgical Technology
SURG TC 218
Sterile Processing Clinical Practicum II 8
This course is designed to present the basic concepts and principles for developing skills and competencies required for infection prevention and control in the sterile processing department in a health care facility. This course will offer knowledge in cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, Standard precautions, and Universal precautions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admissions to the Sterile Processing Technology program, OR Consent of Department Chairperson. Grade of C or better in SURG TC 216 AND SURG TC 217.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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