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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 .

Contact

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

Helpful Links
  • Overview of 2027 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process
  • Accreditation Status
  • Curriculum Program CIP Codes
  • Institutional Measures of Success
  • Accreditations and Certifications of Select Programs

    Associate Degree Nursing

    The Associate Degree Nursing program at Cape Fear Community College located in Wilmington, NC is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Rd NE
    Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    404-975-5000
    www.acenursing.org

    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

    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

    The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (301) 652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org.

    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

     

     

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