Accreditation is a rigorous process conducted by the body, which governs an activity, such as the American Medical Association and doctors, certifying that the graduates of that program meet the standards set forth by the governing body. It is a way to hold institutions accountable for the quality of their programs. Accreditation allows other colleges and universities to whom our graduates apply to be assured that our programs are properly structured and are taught by properly credentialed faculty.
Columbus Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Columbus Technical College. Normal inquiries about Columbus Technical College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the College and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support a significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Program Accreditation Certification
- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certifies the Automotive Technology Program.
- The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association accredits the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs.
- The Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Located at http://www.ashp.org.
- The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP).
- The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
- The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)accredits the Medical Assisting Program on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education.
- The Georgia Board of Examinees of Registered Nurses approves the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Incorporated, accredits the program.
- The Georgia Medical Care Foundation Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation program approves NAST 1100 (Nurse Aide Fundamentals)which qualifies the individual completing ALHS 1100 to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam (NNAAP) and to register as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) upon successful completion.
- As part of the Patient Care Assisting Program, the Georgia Health Partnership (GHP) accredits the Certified Nurse Aide course.
- The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Georgia Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN formally NLNAC)
- The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com):
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
- The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater Fl 33756
accredits the Surgical Technology program on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6West Dry Creek Circle,
Littleton Co. 80120
- The Surgical Technology Program was awarded Re-Accreditation on November 17th, 2012 through 2022.
- The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology – JRCERT (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182) accredits the Radiologic Technology Program.