ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the surgical technology programs at Wallace Community College, Marion Technical College and Blackhawk Technical College for receiving initial accreditation, and Augusta Technical College for receiving continuing accreditation. Please join us in congratulating these programs for achieving this accomplishment and acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took to reach such important milestones.

Initial Accreditation

  • Wallace Community College — Dothan, AL
  • Marion Technical College — Marion, OH
  • Blackhawk Technical College — Janesville, WI

 Continuing Accreditation

  • Augusta Technical College — Augusta, GA

Hear from program directors below on the importance of accreditation.

“Accreditation benefits the program in many ways. It gives the students a sense of security that the curriculum in the program and the information they are receiving is relevant to their career and accurate. The college and program benefits with increased enrollment. Many students are afraid to attend a program that is not accredited.”

—Jerad Claytor, MSHE, CST, Director of Surgical Technology, Marion Technical College


Accreditation is the foundation of any program. We must build on that foundation to ensure that certified surgical technologists of today and tomorrow are taught using the best standards. This will prepare them to do what we must do and protect each and every patient that comes within the doors of the operating room.”

L. Gene Burke, Jr., AAS, CST, FAST, Director of Surgical Technology, Augusta Technical College