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Sterile Processing Clinical Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Sterile Processing Clinical

Basic Certificate (BC)

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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)

11

Program/Plan Number

0269

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

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 RTW, 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 Central Service Department in a health care facility.
Prerequisites:?Eligibility for English 101 and concurrent enrollment in SURG TC 217.
Offered at: Malcolm X
SURG TC 217
Sterile Processing Technology Lab 4
This course is designed to provide laboratory training and the application of principles required for infection prevention and control in the Central Service Department in a healthcare facility. This course will offer laboratory experience in instrument assembly, cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, Standard precautions and Universal precautions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and concurrent enrollment in SURG TC 216.
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 a Central Service Technician. 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 and objectives established for the program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites: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

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

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 clinical skills and competencies required for infection prevention and control in the central service department in a health care facility. The student will attend clinical rotations four (4 to 5) days per week, time ranging from, 5 hours to 7.5 hours per day. This course will offer knowledge in cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, preparing and packaging, storage and distribution, quality assurance, equipment parameters, Load documentation, Standard precautions, and Universal precautions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in SURG TC 216 and SURG TC 217. Concurrent enrollment in SURG TC 219.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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