2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Accreditation


 

 

 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: Cyber Defense Concentration, Computer Information Technology: Networking Concentration and Computer Information Technology: Programming Concentration.

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

  • Anesthesia Technology

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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354
www.caahep.org

  • Engineering Systems Technology

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
701 Exposition Place, Suite 206
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
919.635.8335
www.atmae.org

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
Metro Center Complex
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615.532.1945

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

  • 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
Nursing.Health@tn.gov

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

  •  Paramedic - Emergency Medical Services

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)     
Phone:  214.703.8445
www.coaemsp.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)
264 Precision Rd.
Telford, TN 37690
817.283.2835
www.coarc.com

  • 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
800.248.2862
Fax: 847.925.1329
www.avma.org