Stark State College’s new surgical assisting technology program receives initial accreditation

surgical assisting students

(North Canton, OH – Nov. 29, 2018) –  Stark State College’s new surgical assisting technology program recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The initial accreditation is for five years.

“Stark State is proud to be one of two colleges in Ohio that offer a surgical assisting program accredited by CAAHEP,” said Kerry Stanziano-Bradic, surgical assisting program coordinator and assistant professor. “This advanced, one-year program also is unique because it offers face-to-face courses and hands-on experiences in our advanced surgical technology lab in combination with online courses.  Stark State also provides clinical sites for students to complete directed practice and clinical practicum rotations.”

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