Institutional Accreditation | SCC

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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 (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. 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 (

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.

SACSCOC Accreditation Stamp

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) March 2016 Accredited until 2022
Automotive Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) October 2018 Accredited until 2023
Diesel Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) October 2018 Accredited until 2023
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions (CoAEMPSP) January 2017 Accreditation until 2022
Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences October 2021 Accredited until 2031
Pharmacy Technology Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) May 2019 Accredited until 2025
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