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Celebrating 40 YearsThe mission of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting is to provide recognition for the quality of the education programs in its system to the public.

The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.

The ARC/STSA is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit accreditation services agency providing national recognition for higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting, in collaboration with the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in order to promote quality surgical patient care through quality credible education.

Why is Programmatic Accreditation Important?

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