Pearl River Community College

Accreditation & Professional Affiliates

Accreditation Status

In 2008 The College’s Surgical Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by CAAHEP for a period of 10 years. The PRCC Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org, www.arcstsa.org

Professional Affiliates

  • AST The Association of Surgical Technologists- The oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists. AST actively promotes education for the profession, legislatively advocated for practitioner recognition, supports state-level constituent organizations, and has committed to students as the future of the profession. www.ast.org
  • ARC/STSA Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting- Provides recognition for the quality of the education programs in its system to the public. The ARC/STSA is the only CAAHEP-recognized committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting. www.arcstsa.org
  • CAAHEP The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - The largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field, reviewing over 2,000 educational programs in 26 health science occupations. www.caahep.org
  • NBSTSA The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting- Promotes the highest level of professional certification of surgical technologists (CST) and surgical first assistants (CFSA), thus promoting quality patient care in the surgical setting. www.nbstsa.org