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2019 Scholarships – Apply Today!

Date posted: October 22nd, 2018

The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ARC/STSA 2019 Scholarship Program in service to the surgical technology and surgical assisting student and educator communities. 2019 Scholarship … Continue reading


Become an ARC/STSA Site Visitor

Date posted: October 18th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on the reviewing end of a site visit? Are you passionate about helping advance surgical assisting and surgical technology programs? Are you looking to improve your own program? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we encourage you to join the ARC/STSA Site Visitor Beginner/Refresher and Advanced Training sessions, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, during the Educators Conference in Tempe, AZ. Continue reading


AFE Workshop is SOLD OUT! Details on May 29, 2019, AFE coming soon…

Date posted: October 18th, 2018

Are you ready to make 2019 your best year yet? Don’t miss ARC/STSA’s newly expanded Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Tempe, Arizona. Continue reading


Site Visits: A Dual Perspective

Date posted: October 18th, 2018

In this article, Logan Threet, CST, Director of Surgical Technology at Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, shares his perspective on a site visit from the perspective of a program director, as well as an ARC/STSA Site Visitor team member. Learn how participating as a site visitor can help you learn new concepts for your own program, while helping advance the profession, as well. Continue reading


Janice Grewatz and Karyn Songer Join the ARC/STSA Board of Directors

Date posted: August 13th, 2018

The ARC/STSA is pleased to welcome Janice Lovekamp, BS, CST, CSFA, CSPDT, FAST and Karyn Songer, AS, CST, FAST, to its Board of Directors. Each will hold a three-year term concluding in December 2021. Continue reading


New Staff Member: Welcome, Erin Monroy!

Date posted: August 13th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Erin Monroy has joined the ARC/STSA team as an accreditation specialist. Erin comes to the ARC/STSA with an extensive background in administration, including serving as a department head in Western States Fire Protection’s corporate office in Centennial, Colorado. Continue reading


Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients! 

Date posted: June 5th, 2018

Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients Receiving a Total of $6,000!  (click picture below for complete listing)


2018 Surgical Technology Annual Report Due July 31

Date posted: April 30th, 2018

Click on the notice below for details.


2018 Annual Report Instructions Now Available

Date posted: April 6th, 2018

2018 ARC-STSA Annual Report Instructions  Click on the on the photograph or link above to access the complete 2018 Annual Report Instructions for Surgical Technology programs.  The Report will be available for data entry beginning May 4, 2018, and completed … Continue reading


Registration Now Closed – Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators on May 30, 2018

Date posted: March 6th, 2018

Important Notice – The upcoming May AFE  Workshop in Orlando will be the last opportunity to attend an AFE in 2018!  The next AFE will be held on February 7, 2019…details coming soon!