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Surgical Technology Program at LFCC gets Accreditation

News Release

For Immediate Release:
Nov. 21, 2013

Primary Media Contact:

Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

Phone: 540-868-7134
Fax: 540-868-4081

 

Lord Fairfax Community College's (LFCC) Surgical Technology program received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field.  Through this accreditation, the quality of LFCC's surgical technology program met or exceeded nationally established standards.

The Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates to work in operating rooms, in hospitals and outpatient surgical centers. The program entails a three semester/12 month commitment with courses taught in classroom settings and clinical laboratories. Qualifying graduates of the accredited Surgical Technology Program will sit for the National Certifying Examination. 

Tina Putman, Director of Surgical Technology at LFCC, has worked diligently over the last year to make this accreditation a reality.  She proclaims, "There is no other option than to be accredited; most hospitals require that their surgical technicians be taught through accredited educational facilities."  Putman was elated when the college received the official CAAHEP's accreditation this week.

The College works closely with local hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to ensure students have on-site clinical training.  Clinical rotations are performed at Winchester Medical Center, Surgi-Center of Winchester, Warren Memorial Hospital, and Fauquier Health.

For more information regarding the Surgical Technology Certification program at LFCC, contact Tina Putman at 540-868-7066 or go to http://www.lfcc.edu/areas-of-study/areas-of-study-a-to-z/health-professions-997/surgical-technology/index.html.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education. Through its three locations — the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions.  The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. LFCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.

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