As 2016 draws to a close, ARC/STSA is pleased to congratulate institutions that were awarded Initial Accreditation or Continuing Accreditation of either their surgical technology or surgical assisting programs in 2016.

To earn accreditation, these programs worked with ARC/STSA to complete the rigorous steps, including an on-site evaluation. As the Committee on Accreditation for the professions of surgical technology and surgical assisting, ARC/STSA reviewed the written report from the site visitors and the programs’ submissions and responses, then developed accreditation recommendations that were then forwarded to the CAAHEP Board of Directors for final action.

Congratulations to the following institutions!

Initial Accreditation – Surgical Technology

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College – Andalusia, Alabama

North-West College – Long Beach – Long Beach, California

North-West College – Santa Ana – Santa Ana, California

Pueblo Community College – Pueblo, Colorado

Washtenaw Community College – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kirtland Community College – Roscommon, Michigan

Minnesota State Community and Technical College – Moorhead, Minnesota

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing – Geneva, New York

Virginia College- Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Health Sciences Consortium – Sevierville, Tennessee

Odessa College – Odessa, Texas

Initial Accreditation – Surgical Assisting

College of DuPage – Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Continuing Accreditation – Surgical Technology

Huntsville Hospital – Huntsville, Alabama

Arkansas State University- Newport – Newport, Arkansas

East Valley Institute of Technology – Mesa, Arizona

Pima Community College – Tucson, Arizona

Premiere Career College – Irwindale, California

Concorde Career Institute – Orlando – Orlando, Florida

Pensacola State College – Pensacola, Florida

Central Georgia Technical College (with Satellite) – Warner Robins (Macon), Georgia

West Georgia Technical College – Waco, Georgia

Southern Crescent Technical College – Griffin, Georgia

College of Lake County – Grayslake, Illinois

Ivy Tech Community College – Terre Haute – Terre Haute, Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College – Valparaiso – Valparaiso, Indiana

Seward County Community College – Liberal, Kansas

Neosho County Community College – Ottawa, Kansas

Wichita Area Technical College – Wichita, Kansas

Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Lexington, Kentucky

South Central Louisiana Technical College – Thibodaux, Louisiana

Bunker Hill Community College – Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Bay Community College – Framingham, Massachusetts

South Central Career Center – West Plains, Missouri

Central New Mexico Community College – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Carolinas College of Health Sciences – Charlotte, North Carolina

College of the Albemarle – Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Wake Technical Community College – Raleigh, North Carolina

Onondaga Community College – Syracuse, New York

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Cincinnati, Ohio

University of Cincinnati – Clermont College- Cincinnati, Ohio

Columbus State Community College – Columbus, Ohio

Metro Technology Center – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah, Oklahoma

New England Institute of Technology – East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Western Dakota Technical Institute – Rapid City, South Dakota

Miller-Motte Technical College – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Trinity Valley Community College – Athens, Texas

Concorde Career College – Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Fortis Institute- Houston North – Houston, Texas

Kilgore College – Kilgore, Texas

Howard College – San Angelo, Texas

Waukesha County Community College – Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Continuing Accreditation – Surgical Assisting

Gulf Coast State College – Panama City, Florida