SEMINOLE, Fla. – At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) granted accreditation
to Trine University’s surgical technology program.
The CAAHEP Board acted upon the accreditation recommendation of the Accreditation
Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Through the accreditation process, which includes a thorough review of the program,
curriculum, resources, faculty and staff, as well as a site visit, the surgical technology
program at the Trine University was determined to be in substantial compliance with
the nationally approved standards and guidelines for educational programs. The CAAHEP
standards by which this program was measured have been developed primarily by surgical
technology professionals, are approved by each profession’s sponsoring organizations,
and are intended to reflect required knowledge and skills that a person needs to be
able to successfully function within the surgical technology profession. CAAHEP standards
focus on quality outcomes, assuring that educational programs are preparing competent
surgical technology professionals.
“Providing quality assurance in health sciences and health professions education by
setting standards for program accreditation and evaluating program performance is
the mission of CAAHEP. As each individual program is reviewed, CAAHEP stays focused
on each profession’s standards and quality outcomes to assure that every CAAHEP-accredited
program is preparing students to be successful as they enter their chosen health care
field,” said CAAHEP President Glen Mayhew, DHSc, NRP. “We congratulate Trine University’s
surgical technology program on achieving CAAHEP accreditation.”
“We are pleased CAAHEP agrees that Trine University’s surgical technology degree program
meets or exceeds its high standards for accreditation,” said Jennifer Lloyd, surgical
technology program director. “We are proud to have completed this step, and look forward
to continuing to offer a program that reflects well on the quality education offered
at Trine University and within its College of Health Professions.”
Trine’s Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology is offered through the university’s College of Health Professions in Fort Wayne,
Indiana, which offers graduate and undergraduate degrees to prepare students for successful
health-related careers. In addition to the surgical technology program, it is home
to Trine’s first doctoral program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, its Master of Physicians
Assistant Studies program, and the online RN-to-BSN program.
CAAHEP accredits more than 2,200 educational programs that prepare health professionals
in 32 different disciplines. Accreditation is a critical step in a process that is
meant to protect the public and ensure a supply of qualified health care professionals.
For more information about CAAHEP and accreditation, visit www.caahep.org .
For information on the surgical technology program at Trine University, visit trine.edu/st.
Last Updated: 12/01/2020