CFCC’s Surgical Technology Program Receives National Reaccreditation

CFCC Surgical Technology students

The Surgical Technology program at Cape Fear Community College recently earned national reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

The recent peer review conducted by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognized the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

The Surgical Technology curriculum at CFCC is a two-year associates degree program which prepares students to assist in the care of surgical patients in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.  After graduation, employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/ facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

The program was awarded continuing accreditation on January 16, 2014 from a vote by the CAAHEP. The next comprehensive evaluation of the program, including an on-site review, is scheduled to occur no later than 2024.

For more information about CFCC’s Surgical Technology program, please visit http://www2.cfcc.edu/sur/.