2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Accrediting Agencies


Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Fine Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Science in Teaching degree, and Technical Certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College.

Student Rights Related to Accreditation include: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Columbia State Community College and not to the Commission's office.

In addition, some of the college programs have specialized accreditation by the following agencies:

Accounting, Business Administration, Business, Economics, Information Systems Technology
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
913.339.9356
www.acbsp.org

Emergency Medical Technical - Paramedic
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
817.283.9403
 
Engineering Systems Technology
The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
275 North York Street, Suite 401
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2752
630.433.4514

Medical Laboratory Technology
Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
Metro Center Complex
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615.532.3202

Pending Approval:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773.714.8880

Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
www.acenursing.org

Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312.704.5300
www.jrcert.org

Respiratory Care
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
817.283.2835
www.coarc.com

Veterinary Technology
American Veterinary Medical Association
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4360
847.925-8070
Fax: 847.925.1329
www.avma.org