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Accreditation

Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Cape Fear 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 ( www.sacscoc.org ).

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 continuingly. 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 to improve education in colleges and schools. SACSCOC accredits higher education institutions 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, master 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 .

The statement of accreditation and a listing of select programs with individual accreditation status and certifications are also listed in the 2022-2023 CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook.

 

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

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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

Last site visit: November 2014

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

Bonnie Sanders Burney Child Development Center

Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
2201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2201
919-527-6335

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1401 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-2460

Last site visit: September 2022

Cardiovascular Sonography

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
6021 University Boulevard
Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-973-3251

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

Last site visit: May 2021

Cosmetology

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1201 Front St, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-733-4117

Last site visit: October 2009

Criminal Justice Technology

North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
P.O. Drawer 149
Raleigh, NC 27602-0149
919-661-5980

Last site visit: May 2022

Dental Assisting

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

Last site visit: March 2015

Dental Hygiene

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

Last site visit: March 2015

Early Childhood Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs
1401 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-2460

Last site visit: March 2019

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP)
355 – 113th St N #7709
Seminole, FL 33775-7709
727-210-2350

Last site visit: October 2021

Medical Sonography

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

Last site visit: November 2015

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
301-652-6611

Last site visit: February 2015

Pharmacy Technology

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Accreditation Services Division
4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814


Last site visit: January 2020

Practical Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

Last site visit: March 2014

Radiography

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Last site visit: September 2014

Surgical Technology

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

Last site visit: January 2014

Veterinary Technology

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education™ (COE) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities™ (CVTEA)
Headquarters
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
800-248-2862

Last site visit: January 2019

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