The Surgical Technology program is pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST).
At this time, students who successfully complete Blackhawk Technical College’s Surgical Technology program will sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Comprehensive (Secure) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Practice Exam.
Upon official granting of accreditation, students who successfully complete the Surgical Technology program at BTC will be eligible to take the official NBSTSA CST Exam and, upon passing, will become certified surgical technologists.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19, North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763