Accreditation

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.

Regional Accreditation

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.

Accreditations

Program Program Accreditor Accrediting Statement
Dental
Hygiene
Last Review
2012
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)/ The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) – American Dental Association (ADA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Unites States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. www.ada.org/117.aspx
Graduates are eligible to take the ADA National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the CRDTS National Dental Hygiene Examination.
Dental
Assisting
Last Review
2012
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)/ The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association The Dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation (CODA) – American Dental Association (ADA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. http://www.ada.org/117.aspx
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP). The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP).        http://www.caahep.org/
Medical
Assisting
Last Review 2011
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)accredits on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education. 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.              http://www.caahep.org/
Associate Degree in Nursing
(RN)
Last Review 2009
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN formally NLNAC). The Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN formally NLNAC) – full accreditation.http://acenursing.org/
Practical
Nursing
Last Review 2009
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN formally NLNAC) The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN formally NLNAC) – full accreditation.    http://acenursing.org/
Pharmacy Technology American Society of Health-System Pharmacists The Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Located at http://www.ashp.org.
Respiratory
Care
Last Review 2009
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com):
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
The Columbus Technical College Respiratory Care Program, located in Columbus, GA awards the Associate of Applied Science degree. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care(www.coarc.com).
Commission on Accreditationfor Respiratory Care1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
Surgical
Technology
Last Review 2013
The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater Fl 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org
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 (303)694-9262 www.arcstsa.org
The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)1361 Park Street
Clearwater Fl 33756(727) 210-2350 www.caahep.org    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(303) 694-9262 www.arcstsa.org
Radiologic Technology Last Review 2009 The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology – JRCERT (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182). 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.     http://www.jrcert.org/

Approvals

Program Program Accreditor Accrediting Statement
Associate Degree in Nursing
(RN)
Last Review 2009
The Georgia Board of Examinees of Registered Nurses approves the Associate Degree in Nursing program The Georgia Board of Examiners of Registered Nurses approves the Associate Degree in Nursing Program     http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/31
Practical
Nursing
Last Review
2009
The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses approves the program The Practical Nursing Program is approved by The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses   http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/31
Certified Nurse Aide
Last Review
2009
The Georgia Health Partnership (GHP)approves the Certified Nurse Aide program. The Georgia Health Partnership (GHP)approves the Certified Nurse Aide program.   https://www.mmis.georgia.gov/portal/

Certifications

Program Program Accreditor Accrediting Statement
Automotive TechnologyLast Review
2009
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundations (NATEF) National Automotive Technicians Education Foundations (NATEF) certifies the Automotive Technology Program.  http://www.natef.org/Home.aspx