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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


Register for the AFE Workshop

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


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

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