2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Mar 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook


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.  Questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (sacscoc.org).
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, several of Columbia State academic programs have specialized accreditation by professional organizations.

Associate of Science Degrees: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.  Associate of Applied Science Degrees: Business: Management Concentration, Business: Medical Office Administration Concentration, Computer Information Technology: Programming Concentration, Computer Information Technology: Cyber Defense Concentration, Computer Information Technology: Networking Concentration, and Computer Information Technology: Mobile Technologies Concentration.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
Engineering Systems Technology
The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
275 North York Street, Suite 401
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2752

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

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


Tennessee Board of Nursing (Rules and Regulations 1000-01-.09 -.12)
State of Tennessee
Department of Health
Health Related Boards
Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

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

Respiratory Care
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
264 Precision Rd.
Telford, TN 37690

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