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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT- Director of Education Services

Date posted: June 21st, 2017

The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), a private, not-for-profit accrediting body is seeking a highly qualified individual with exceptional leadership abilities, as well as a strong background in accreditation process, education program development, … 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


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


Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Summer Workshop – August 2016

Date posted: June 1st, 2016

Learn how to navigate the CAAHEP Accreditation Process by attending the all new and updated AFE Workshop on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Denver/ Aurora, Colorado. Continue reading


ARC/STSA Executive Director Search – Next Phase

Date posted: March 28th, 2016

The ARC/STSA is seeking a highly qualified and knowledgeable Executive Director to direct the day-to-day operations of our specialized programmatic accrediting organization which is the 3rd largest in the CAAHEP system. An excellent opportunity is now available. Check out our latest Press Release and Executive Director Search announcement with information on applying for the position. Continue reading