North-West College Excels During Recent Accreditation Visit for Surgical Technologist Program
Accreditation Visit Validates Quality of College's Hands-on Training
On April 4 and 5, the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) evaluated North-West College's Surgical Technologist program at its Santa Ana campus. Working in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the council subjected the program to a rigorous, two-day inspection as part of its initial accreditation process.
"One of the ways we validate whether we are preparing students well is by seeking outside evaluation of our programs through the programmatic accreditation process," explained Corporate Director of Compliance Ann Marie McGuiness-Leary. "At the close of their visit, the ARC/STSA evaluation team members noted several areas of strength in the Surgical Technologist program at our Santa Ana campus and found no areas of non-compliance."
Designed to equip students with real-world experience, the Surgical Technologist program pairs quality classroom instruction with hands-on training, giving students the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge into practice. To further ensure the preparedness of College graduates, the program also includes an externship component—allowing students to work with clinical partners in hospital and surgical centers prior to graduation from the program. North-West College students graduate equipped to hit the ground running as entry-level practitioners in their field.
"At North-West College, one of our Core Values is: We Will Always Remain Totally Compliant with Our Regulators," McGuiness-Leary shared. "This latest accreditation visit attests to the quality of the programs offered at North-West College. It's also a testament to the Team Members at our Santa Ana campus, who work diligently to ensure that we provide our students with a quality program—and that our students are trained to be valuable employees for the health care community."
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