ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the surgical technology program at Hillsborough Community College for receiving initial accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for this program to reach this milestone.

Hear from Program Manager Kathy Sandmoen, BAS, LPN, CSFA, CST, below on the importance of accreditation.

“The dean shared he wanted to complete the initial accreditation process before the first graduating class. As a new program director for a new program, my work was cut out. Deadlines had to be met, curriculum created and students recruited. Hard work, determination and a lot of prayers on my behalf were also required. Thanks to ARC/STSA and EdAccred staff for being the best advisors I could ask for. My first class at Hillsborough Community College graduates December 4, 2021 and we were accredited November 19th.”