Yearly Archives: 2015

2016-2017 ARC/STSA Schedule of Fees

Date posted: November 5th, 2015

The ARC/STSA announces changes in the schedule of fees for surgical technology and surgical assisting programs Continue reading


ARC/STSA Executive Director Announces Retirement

Date posted: October 15th, 2015

The ARC/STSA’s longest-serving Executive Director, Keith Orloff, CST, FAST, announced his retirement effective the Summer of 2016. Check out the Press Release and Executive Director Search announcement with information on applying for the position. Continue reading


Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) and Advanced Site Visitor Training (SVT-A)

Date posted: September 3rd, 2015

Learn how to navigate the CAAHEP Accreditation Process by attending the AFE Workshop and, if you are currently an ARC/STSA On-Site Evaluator, stay for the Advanced Site Visitors Training all on Friday, February 12, 2016 before the 2016 AST Instructor’s Forum in Houston, Texas. Continue reading


2016 Scholarship Program Announced

Date posted: August 17th, 2015

Scholarship money to be awarded to surgical technology and surgical assisting students and educators. Find out more about the 2016 ARC/STSA Scholarships and get application forms. Continue reading


CAAHEP Changes Standard V.A.4.- Surgical Assisting Programs

Date posted: August 13th, 2015

To ensure programmatic transparency CAAHEP has changed Standard V.A.4. to require that programs publish at least one core indicator outcome. Continue reading


CAAHEP Changes Standard V.A.4.- Surgical Technology Programs

Date posted: August 13th, 2015

To ensure programmatic transparency CAAHEP has changed Standard V.A.4. to require that programs publish at least one core indicator outcome. Continue reading


ARC/STSA 2015 Scholarship Winners Announcement

Date posted: July 6th, 2015

In 2015, the ARC/STSA awarded $5000 in scholarships to assist and support 8 students and 2 educators during their pursuit of their educational goals……is your name on the list? Continue reading


ARC/STSA Staff Appointments

Date posted: May 27th, 2015

The ARC/STSA is pleased to announce the appointment of both a new Director of Accreditation Services and a Director of Education and Professional Development. Check out the information about our newest members of the management team and their roles. Continue reading


Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Summer Workshop – August 2015

Date posted: May 19th, 2015

Learn how to navigate the CAAHEP Accreditation Process by attending the all new and updated AFE Workshop on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Denver/ Aurora, Colorado. Continue reading


Newly Updated 2008 Standards Interpretive Guide (SA-SIG)

Date posted: April 29th, 2015

The ARC/STSA has updated the information in the SA-SIG, based on the new CAAHEP interpretation of Standard V.A.4. Continue reading