Las Positas College has been granted programmatic initial accreditation for its Surgical Technology program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), based on a recommendation from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Students interested in entering the rapidly growing, fast-paced field of surgical technology may pursue their education and training through Las Positas College’s newly accredited program.
"After a very extensive review process, Las Positas College may now offer its students in the Tri-Valley area and the surrounding communities the opportunity to enter the technical and in-demand field of surgical technology through a nationally accredited program. These professionals lay the groundwork for every successful surgical procedure by preparing the operating room and equipment for use," Las Positas College Vice President of Academic Services Dr. Janice Noble said. "Our surgical technology program has a value-added component with our partnership with ValleyCare Health System. ValleyCare Health System’s Livermore campus houses the Surgical Technology program with classroom space, a mock surgery laboratory, specialized staffing and equipment. Without ValleyCare Health System, our surgical technology program would not be what it is today" Dr. Noble further commented.
Las Positas College students enrolled in the Surgical Technologist program will have the opportunity to explore the multitude of responsibilities of a surgical technologist, study specific procedures and instruments used in a surgical environment, and work as a surgical technologist in a real-world surgical environment. The Las Positas College campus joins Skyline College in San Mateo in offering a Surgical Technology program accredited by CAAHEP.
In cooperation with CAAHEP, the largest programmatic accrediting agency in the health sciences field, ARC/STSA is the only Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting. Relying on a set of standards outlined in the Standards and Guidelines for Accredited Educational Programs in Surgical Technology and the Standards and Guidelines for Accredited Educational Programs in Surgical Assisting, ARC/STSA identifies programs that prepare individuals to enter a profession in surgical technology or surgical assisting.
Students interested in earning a Surgical Technologist certificate should visit the Las Positas College website at
www.laspositascollege.edu or contact the college at (925) 424-1355.
Las Positas College is a community college serving the Tri-Valley area of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol. The College offers seamless undergraduate transfer credits to the University of California and the California State University systems as well as more than 70 degree and certificate programs at its northwest Livermore campus. Over 9,500 students attend the college. For registration information please call (925) 424-1554 or go online at
www.laspositascollege.edu. Las Positas College is located at 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore.