We Proudly Present Surgical Technology Graduate Terry Wadington

We Proudly Present Surgical Technology Graduate Terry Wadington
DATE On September 28, 2021

“Your power is in your knowledge,” says Rockford Career College graduate Terry Wadington. “The more knowledge you obtain, the more power you have to make a difference.” Once he was ready for a new career, Terry did not hesitate to gather all the knowledge he could. After enrolling in our Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology program, he studied carefully and developed his practical skills. His dedication allowed him to graduate on our President's List with a 4.0 GPA. We are so proud of Terry for achieving his educational goal and beginning a career he loves. 

What You Learn in a Surgical Technology AAS Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Terry took courses such as: Surgical Technology Principles and Practice, Advanced Operating Room Skills, and Medical Terminology and Systems.

In these courses, he learned about:

  • Fundamental principles of surgical microbiology and infection control, including clinical asepsis and techniques; the historical development of microbiology; microscopes; cell structure and theory; microbial function and classification; infectious processes and terminology; therapeutic agents utilized within surgery; basic terminology associated with pharmacology, medication classifications, indications, and modalities of anesthesia for surgical settings; a variety of anesthesia equipment and supplies; relationships between drugs and surgical procedures; and emergencies that may occur during a procedure and how to handle them
  • Intraoperative and post-operative procedures and techniques as they relate to the previous surgical procedures classes
  • Medical terminology required to function successfully in a professional medical office

Additionally, Terry completed courses such as College Math and Life Science to fulfill general education requirements for his associate degree.

How Our Graduate Became a Surgical Technologist

Like Terry, you too could become a surgical technologist and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. During the program, you will have the opportunity to complete several externships, giving you real-world experience in a clinical setting before you graduate. Our surgical technology program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Prior to graduation, all students will be eligible to take the CST examination offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Rockford Career College's Surgical Technology Program at a Glance

Program Length: 18 months
Learning Environment: Blended program with online and on-campus components
Lead Instructor for Surgical Technology
Job Outlook: 7% increase in Illinois projected from 2019-20291

Find out more about our surgical technology program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. We're here to assist you with completing the enrollment process, exploring your financial aid options, connecting with local employers, and more. Remember, you have the power to make a difference.

1 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 29-2055.00 - Surgical Technologists.  O*NET OnLine.  Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2055.00?st=IL&g=Go

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