Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6e [CCST6e] Implementation Approval Process Change
On September 30, 2011, the ARC/STSA formally notified programs that all CAAHEP-accredited programs are required to implement the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6e [CCST6e] for all new cohorts (classes) starting on or after January 1, 2013. Under Standards III.C. and V.E.3., the sponsor (school) must adopt and submit documentation verifying continued alignment with the latest edition of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology.
At the March 2012 ARC/STSA Board of Directors meeting, a streamlined application process for approval of implementation of the CCST6e was adopted and will be available for use on or after May 1, 2012. The streamlined process includes submission of the 2013 Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6e (CCST6e) Implementation Approval Report [CCIAR-6e] and applicable supporting documentation indicated in the CCIAR-6e. The CCIAR-6e is available online at www.arcstsa.org/index.php/educators/educators-surgical-technology/st-forms-and-facts/.
The ARC/STSA Grace Period Procedure and CCST6e Implementation Approval Process Change Notification Form acknowledging receipt of information regarding these changes is being sent to all program directors and is to be submitted to the ARC/STSA on or before May 1, 2012.