ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the following surgical technology and surgical assisting programs for recently receiving grants of 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 Initial Accreditation Award:

  • Franciscan Health — Greenwood, Indiana
  • Blinn College — Bryan, Texas

Surgical Technology Continuing Accreditation Award:

  • Simi Institute for Career and Education — Simi Valley, California
  • Aims Community College — Greeley, Colorado
  • College of Western Idaho — Boise, Idaho
  • Ivy Tech Community College — Indianapolis, Indiana
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College — Paducah, Kentucky
  • Southern University at Shreveport — Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Lansing Community College — Lansing, Michigan
  • Louis Community College — St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nassau Community College — Garden City, New York
  • Luzerne County Community College — Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
  • Central Carolina Technical College — Sumter, South Carolina
  • Spartanburg Community College — Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Tarrant County College — Fort Worth, Texas
  • Temple College — Temple, Texas
  • Madison Area Technical College — Madison, Wisconsin

Surgical Assisting Continuing Accreditation Award:

  • College of DuPage — Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Linda Hill, CST, BBA, surgical technology program director at Blinn College in Texas, shared the following reflection on the value of the accreditation process:

Receiving accreditation is so important to Blinn College and the surrounding communities. The accreditation process ensures that our program meets the standards expected of a quality education. It allows our graduates to seek employment anywhere they choose once they have passed the NBSTSA CST Exam. This accomplishment fosters continued growth of the program to meet the needs of the local medical community and beyond.