Institutional Accreditation | SCC

Institutional Accreditation

We are proud to be an accredited community college here to help you meet your education and career goals.

Our accreditation to award associate degrees comes from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and it’s an important part of who we are as a college.

Somerset Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Somerset Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Somerset 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 Accreditation Stamp

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Program Accreditation

SCC is committed to delivering educational offerings and programs that meet or exceed the standards of the highest quality and excellence established by institutional and program specific accrediting agencies.  In addition to its institutional accreditation from SACSCOC, ten of SCC’s educational programs hold accreditation or are seeking accreditation from their respective accrediting agency.  These include:

Program Accreditations
SCC Program Accrediting Agency Most Recent Date Status
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) April 2023 Accredited – until 2030
Automotive Technology Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) June 2023 Accredited until 2028
Diesel Technology Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) October 2018 Accredited - Pending reaccreditation 2024.
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions (CoAEMPSP) January 2017 Accredited until 2027
Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences October 2021 Accredited until 2031
Physical Therapist Assistant Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) April 2019 Accredited until 2029
Radiography Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) June 2018 Accredited until 2026
Respiratory Care Technology Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC) June 2017 Accredited until 2027
Surgical Technology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs-Surgical Technology (CAAHEP-ST) May 2019 Accredited until 2029

Licensure Disclosures (KCTCS website, new window)

Programs offered by Somerset Community College that require licensure by the respective state for employment are:

  • Associate Degree Nursing   
  • Aviation Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Licensed Practical Nursing 
  • Nurse Aide
  • EMS Paramedic
  • EMS Advanced Paramedic
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy