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Surgical First Assistant Licensure and Accreditation

Graduates from this program are eligible to take the national certification exam for First Assistant offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (CSFA).

Madisonville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Madisonville Community College.

The Surgical First Assistant program is accredited through,

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 | Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350 | Email:

Retention for Surgical First Assistant:

  • 2014 - 2015 Class = 88%
  • 2015 - 2016 Class = 92%

Graduates obtaining the CSFA or CSA certification within one year of graduating:

  • 2014 - 2015 Class = 81%