Institutional Accreditation

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.

Not only does accreditation help us provide you with financial aid options, it also means that since we are accredited to award associate degrees, your degree will automatically be recognized and accepted by all public or private four-year colleges and universities.

Somerset Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Somerset Community College. Their website is

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:


SCC Program Accrediting Agency Most Recent
Review Date
Respiratory Care Technology Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC) April 2017 Accredited until 2027
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) July 2013 Accredited until 2021
Automotive Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) March 2013 Accredited until 2018
Diesel Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) March 2013 Accredited until 2018
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions (CoAEMPSP) Initial visit May 2016 Accreditation until 2022
Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences April 2014 Accredited until 2021
Pharmacy Technology Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) May 2016 Accredited until 2019
Physical Therapist Assistant Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) November 2009 Accredited until 2018
Radiography Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) April 2012 Accredited until 2018
Surgical Technology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs-Surgical Technology (CAAHEP-ST) May 2009 Accredited until 2019