Accreditation is a rigorous process conducted by a body which governs an activity. An example would be 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 provides other colleges and universities to whom our graduates apply the assurance that our programs are duly structured and are taught by properly credentialed faculty.

SACSCOC Accreditation

Columbus Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree, Diploma, 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.

Career Programmatic Accreditations

ProgramProgram AccreditorAccrediting Statement
Dental
Hygiene
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 AssistingThe Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)/ The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental AssociationThe 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 SonographyCommission 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) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Medical
Assisting
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Continuing accreditation was awarded to the Medical Assisting Program on September 19, 2014.
Associate Degree in Nursing
(RN)
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).The Associate Degree nursing program at Columbus Technical College located in Columbus Georgia is accredited by the: 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

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.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Pharmacy TechnologyAmerican Society of Health-System PharmacistsThe Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Located at http://www.ashp.org.
Respiratory CareThe Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
(CoARC)
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 (CoARC).

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Phone:(817)-283-2835
www.coarc.com
Surgical
Technology
The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater Fl 33756
(727) 210-2350 
www.caahep.org
The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Surgical Technology program on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater Fl 33756
(727) 210-2350 
www.caahep.org   

The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle
Littleton Co. 80120
(303) 694-9262 
www.arcstsa.org
Radiologic TechnologyThe Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologyThe 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/resources/program-effectiveness-data/
Associate Degree in Nursing
(RN)
The Georgia Board of Examinees of Registered Nurses approves the Associate Degree in Nursing programThe Georgia Board of Examiners of Registered Nurses approves the Associate Degree in Nursing Program
Practical
Nursing
The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses approves the programThe Practical Nursing Program is approved by The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses
Certified Nurse AideThe Georgia Health Partnership (GHP)approves the Certified Nurse Aide program.The Georgia Health Partnership (GHP)approves the Certified Nurse Aide program.
Automotive TechnologyNational Automotive Technicians Education Foundations (NATEF)National Automotive Technicians Education Foundations (NATEF) certifies the Automotive Technology Program.
Funeral  Service EducationThe American Board of Funeral Service Education-(ABFSE)The Funeral Service Education degree program at Columbus Technical College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
Phone 816.233.3747
exdir@abfse.org
www.abfse.org