2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook




 SACSCOC Stamp of Accreditation

Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. 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 (www.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.

We also use the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Stamp of Accreditation on our small publications.

Specific 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, and Computer Information Technology: Networking Concentration.

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

  • Anesthesia Technology

The Committee on Accreditation for Anesthesia Technology Education (CoA-ATE)
7044 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154-1429

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
113th St. N #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

  • Engineering Systems Technology

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
701 Exposition Place, Suite 206
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

  • 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

  • Nursing

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
615.532-5166 or 1-800-778-4123 nationwide

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

  •  Paramedic - Emergency Medical Services

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

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