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Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE)

Date posted: October 3rd, 2017

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop and Beginner Site Visitor Training, offered from 8:00 am -5:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 the ARC/STSA will guide you through CAAHEP’s accreditation Standards and Guidelines and the accreditation process to enhance your accreditation knowledge, permitting your program to optimize the benefits of this prestigious accreditation. Continue reading


ARC/STSA Announces Director of Education Services

Date posted: October 3rd, 2017

The Accreditation Review Council on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) welcomes Christy Baily-Byers as the Director of Education Services beginning November 2017. In this role, Baily-Byers will be responsible for the development and delivery of accreditation-related education programs and outreach activities of the ARC/STSA, including marketing and constituent communications. Continue reading


2017 Scholarship Program – Winners

Date posted: August 14th, 2017

At its March 2017 meeting, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors awarded the following 2017 Scholarships Continue reading


2017 SA Annual Report

Date posted: August 1st, 2017

The ARC/STSA and its Subcommittee on Accreditation for Surgical Assisting (SASA) are pleased to announce the launch of the updated and enhanced 2017 Surgical Assisting Annual Report (SA AR) incorporating several easy-to-use features. The SA Annual Report form and support documentation were mailed to all CAAHEP-accredited SA programs today and are available online for quick access 24/7. Continue reading


ARC/STSA / AST / NBSTSA Joint Statement for Surgical Technology Program Directors

Date posted: May 2nd, 2017

All surgical technology programs are crucially important to the profession, and maintaining unity among the 432 programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), whether certificate, diploma or associate degree, is foremost in the minds of the leadership. Continue reading


Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE)

Date posted: February 28th, 2017

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00 am -3:00 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017 the ARC/STSA will guide you through CAAHEP’s accreditation Standards and Guidelines and the accreditation process to enhance your accreditation knowledge, permitting your program to optimize the benefits of this prestigious accreditation. Continue reading


ARC/STSA Executive Director Appointment

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

The ARC/STSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald O. Kruzel, CST, MA, CAE as our new Executive Director. Check out the details about of the management team transition. Continue reading


ARC/STSA National Surgical Technology Trends

Date posted: September 6th, 2016

Wondering how your Surgical Technology program’s outcomes compare to the rest of the nation? Well, now you can find out quickly. The ARC/STSA has compiled and published national statistics outcomes covering the last three reporting years. Continue reading


2017 Scholarship Announcement

Date posted: August 26th, 2016

Need money for your education? Then you’re at the right place! Multiple scholarships to be awarded to surgical technology and surgical assisting students and educators. Find out more about the 2017 ARC/STSA Scholarships and get application forms. Continue reading


New Employer and Graduate Survey Tools!

Date posted: August 2nd, 2016

Just when you thought the summer could not get any better, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors made some significant changes to the way Graduates and Employers are surveyed at its 2016 spring meeting. The new process includes streamlined Graduate and Employer Survey tools as well as a major change in the timeline administration. Continue reading