Why Choose a CAAHEP Accredited Surgical Technology Program?

Why choose a CAAHEP-accredited program?

If you’re interested in a career in surgical technology, it’s important to choose a program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). In this blog post, we’ll explore why accreditation is important and how it can benefit you as a future surgical technologist. Learn more about MCC’s CAAHEP-accredited program here: AAS in Surgical Technology.

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What is CAAHEP?

CAAHEP is an organization that evaluates and accredits programs in a variety of health-related fields, including surgical technology. Accreditation means that the program meets certain standards and criteria set by CAAHEP, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce as competent and qualified professionals.

Quality Education

When you choose a CAAHEP-accredited program, you can be confident that you’re receiving a quality education that meets the highest standards in the field. Accredited programs are regularly evaluated and must demonstrate that they provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their careers.

Eligibility for Certification

Graduating from an accredited program is a requirement for certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Certification is an important step in establishing yourself as a qualified and competent surgical technologist and can open up more career opportunities.

Transferability of Credits

If you plan to further your education and pursue a degree in a related field, credits earned from a CAAHEP-accredited program are more likely to transfer to other colleges and universities. This can save you time and money in the long run.

Employer Preference

Many employers prefer to hire graduates from accredited programs because they know they’ve received a quality education and are well-prepared for the job. Choosing an accredited program can give you a competitive edge in the job market and increase your chances of finding employment after graduation.

Ethical and Professional Standards

CAAHEP-accredited programs must meet certain ethical and professional standards, ensuring that students are educated in a safe and supportive environment. Choosing an accredited program can help you feel confident that you’re entering a field with high ethical standards and a commitment to professionalism.


If you’re interested in a career in surgical technology, choosing a CAAHEP-accredited program is a smart decision. Accreditation ensures that you’re receiving a quality education, eligibility for certification, transferability of credits, and increased employer preference. Additionally, an accredited program reinforces ethical and professional standards that are important in the field.

Take the first step in your career by choosing an accredited program today! Midwestern Career College’s Associate’s Degree in Surgical Technology is fully accredited by CAAHEP.

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Curious about how you can contribute to healthcare through this career that blends precision technology and patient care? Explore our AAS in Surgical Technology and see how you can become a part of this impactful profession, or click here to Request Information.

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