ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the following surgical technology and surgical assisting programs for receiving initial and continuing accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for these programs to reach such important milestones.

Surgical Technology Programs Initial Accreditation

  • San Joaquin Valley College ‐ Rancho Cordova — Rancho Cordova, California
  • Swedish Institute — New York, New York
  • Central Oklahoma College — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Surgical Assisting Program Initial Accreditation                

  • Collin College — McKinney, Texas

Surgical Technology Programs Continuing Accreditation

  • Albany Technical College — Albany, Georgia
  • University of Saint Francis — Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Lorain County Community College — Elyria, Ohio
  • Sinclair Community College — Dayton, Ohio
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College — Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hear from a few program directors on the value of the accreditation process:

“Receiving accreditation is extremely valuable to the program, as it gives national and professional recognition that all the rigorous guidelines and standards identified by the accrediting bodies have been achieved. As a director, receiving accreditation will provide the opportunity to continue to develop and grow the Collin College Surgical Assisting program into a fine representation of all surgical assisting programs nationwide.” Donna R. Smith, BAAS, CSFA, CST, Collin College

“As a newly accredited program, we are especially appreciative of the experience of the accreditation process that ARC/STSA has offered. It has benefited our students by ensuring our community that graduates have received a quality education in a program that meets appropriate standards of knowledge and integrity. This, along with certification, will assist the students in securing an employment opportunity upon graduation.” —Shannon L. Ashmeal, AS, CST, Swedish Institute

“We are so excited to receive our initial accreditation. It has opened so many hospital doors for us and the students are so elated to hear that they can sit for the NBSTSA CST Exam. It is well worth going through a 15-month program and then to be able to sit for the certification that enables you to work anywhere in the United States. Hard work truly pays off.” Josephine Williams Cody, BS ST, AS, CST, San Joaquin Valley College ‐ Rancho Cordova