Crowder Surgical Technology Program Awarded Initial Accreditation

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Neosho, MO – Crowder College received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs for its Surgical Technology Associate degree program.

“We are excited to receive this news.  This accreditation allows our students to be eligible to sit for the board examination and upon successful completion become nationally certified,” state Melissa Smith, Director of Joplin Advanced Training and Technology Center. “This distinction also recognizes Crowder College’s commitment to providing our students a high-quality education.”

The program is directed by Crystal Meadowcroft and operates at the Joplin Advanced Training and Technology Center, 420 Grand, Joplin. The two-year, highly competitive program provides opportunities for 20 students each fall to enter the program. For additional information about this program, checkout our website at  The next evaluation is scheduled to occur by 2028. CAAHEP publishes accreditation on its website: 

Crowder College is a two-year community college located in Neosho, Missouri with instructional centers in Cassville, McDonald County, Nevada, Webb City, and at the Joplin ATTC. Crowder provides degrees that build pathways into the workforce or transfer to a 4-year university.