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Think Outside the Book: Trauma Alert

Date posted: August 13th, 2018

Think Outside the Book is a series that features creative teaching techniques. In this edition, Crystal Warner, dean of surgical technology at Zenith Education Group, shares how she keeps her students prepared for anything – in real-time, at any time. 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


Registration Now Open – AFE Workshop and Site Visitor Training

Date posted: August 13th, 2018

Register online today for the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop, taking place Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in conjunction with the Educators Conference in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to clarifying the Standards and Guidelines and Standards Interpretive Guides (SIGs), this newly expanded AFE will provide guidance on how to maintain accreditation – including differentiating between substantive and nonsubstantive program changes, how to respond to Findings Letters and how to prepare your team for an On-Site Evaluation. Continue reading


Registration Now Open – Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators on February 7, 2019

Date posted: August 7th, 2018

The Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop  February 7, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (register online below) Site Visitor Training – Beginner/Refresher February 8, 2019, 3 – 5 p.m. (register online below) Site Visitor Training – Advanced (reserved for current, active … 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!


2018 Annual Report Review

Date posted: February 21st, 2018

2018 Annual Report Presentation