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February Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators Workshop Recap

Date posted: April 17th, 2017

Photos from the February AFE workshop. Continue reading


Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown

Date posted: April 17th, 2017

This time last year, as a practicing CST, I was heading up an orthopedics excellence program at the hospital where I was working. I never would have imagined that a year later I would find myself as the program director of surgical technology at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. Continue reading


A Site Visitor’s Perspective

Date posted: April 17th, 2017

Serving as a site visitor for ARC/STSA has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career as a surgical technologist. I started my career as a surgical technologist in 1994 and would have never imagined that I would be where I am today or where my career would take me. Continue reading


ARC/STSA Board of Directors Update: Strategic Plan

Date posted: April 17th, 2017

Big things are coming to the surgical technology and surgical assisting education communities! The ARC/STSA Board of Directors met on Saturday, February 18, 2017, to lay the groundwork for the ARC/STSA 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. In conjunction with the AST Educators Conference, the Saturday meeting began with a renewed commitment to the mission and vision of the ARC/STSA. Continue reading


Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) and Site Visitor Training-Beginning (SVT-B)

Date posted: February 28th, 2017

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00 am –3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (the day of registration for the AST Surgical Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA), 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


2016 Scholarship Program – Winners

Date posted: June 24th, 2016

Money to help fund your education? You bet! In 2016 alone, the ARC/STSA awarded $5050 in scholarships to assist and support 9 students and an educator as they pursue their professional education goals…is your name on the list? Check it out here. Continue reading