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Accreditation

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

The US Secretary of Education recognizes accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in establishing the eligibility of higher education institutions to participate in federal funding. Accreditation allows us to receive federal funding and provide financial aid to our students. As an accredited institution, our degrees are recognized by receiving institutions, which allows our courses to articulate to other colleges and universities.

CFCC was initially accredited in 1971 by SACSCOC and was reaffirmed for accreditation in 2007. Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that an institution meets standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students, has a purpose appropriate to higher education and has the resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish its purpose on a continuing basis. Accreditation evaluates whether an institution maintains clearly specified educational objectives consistent with its mission and whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives. The Commission has been a leader in defining and implementing the concept of “institutional effectiveness” in higher education and is known for having stringent requirements for membership.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is one of six private, nonprofit, regional accrediting associations recognized by the Department of Education. SACSCOC was founded in 1895 for the purpose of improving education in colleges and schools. SACSCOC accredits institutions of higher education in eleven southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and Latin America that award associate, baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degrees.

For a copy of the Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement or for more information about the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and accreditation, please visit the SACSCOC website .

Overview of 2017 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process

For questions about CFCC’s accreditation contact:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
404-679-4500

Program Accreditations and Certifications

Associate Degree Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd NE., Ste. 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Criminal Justice Technology

North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
Criminal Justice Training & Standards
114 W. Edenton St. P.O. Drawer 149
Raleigh, NC 27602
910-716-6470

Dental Assisting

Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
312-440-4653

Dental Hygiene

Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
312-440-4653
The dental hygiene program is accredited without reporting requirements.

Medical Sonography

The Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

CAAHEP
1361 Park St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

JRC-DMS
2025 Woodlane Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55125-2998
651-731-1582

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

ACOTE
5720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. 3220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
301-652-2682

Pharmacy Technology

American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
7272 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-3000

Phlebotomy

National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
8710 W. Bryn Marr Ave., Ste. 670
Chicago, IL 60631-3415
773-714-8880

Practical Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-782-3211

Radiography

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Ste. 110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262

Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association/Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

1931 North Meacham Rd., Ste. 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
800-248-2862