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Accreditations

South Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Piedmont Community College.

The Commission may be contacted for the following reasons: 1.) to learn about the accreditation status of South Piedmont Community College, 2.) to file a third party comment at the time of the South Piedmont Community College decennial review, 3.) to file a complaint against South Piedmont Community College for significant non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Click here for the complaint policy and form.

Normal inquiries about South Piedmont Community College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to South Piedmont Community College and not to the Commission on Colleges.

The college is also recognized and approved by:

  • The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
  • The North Carolina Community College System
  • The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • The North Carolina State Board of Nursing

Medical programs accreditations

Associate Degree Nursing
The SPCC Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Contact the Board at P.O. Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129 or 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 or call 919-782-3211 for questions about the approval.

Medical Assisting
The SPCC Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Contact the Commission at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation.

Medical Sonography
The SPCC Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). Contact the Commission at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation.

Practical Nursing
The SPCC Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Contact the Board at P.O. Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129 or 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 or call 919-782-3211 for questions about the approval.

Therapeutic Massage
Effective July 1, 2006, massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by community colleges in North Carolina that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by a degree or diploma granting college or university accredited by any accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education and is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System or The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, are exempt from approval by the Board.