Accreditation

ACCREDITATION: Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Wallace State 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).

Many programs have additional accreditation from organizations appropriate to the particular disciplines. Routine inquiries about Wallace State, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Wallace State.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS/APPROVALS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.

Associate Degree Nursing (RN) - The program in nursing is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.ACENursing.org

Advanced Automotive Technology- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Business Administration/Business Education/Management and Supervision - Nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Child DevelopmentThe Child Development Associate in Applied Science at Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8001

Collision Repair - National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Culinary Arts - American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene - American Dental Association

Diagnostic Imaging - Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology www.JRCERT.org

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diesel Technology - National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

Engineering Technology - American Design Drafting Association

Emergency Medical Services - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)210-2350 (www.caahep.org) Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, (214) 703-8445 (www.coaemsp.org

Flight Technology - Federal Aviation Administration, Approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for flight instruction under the U.S. Veterans Administration Program 

Health Information Technology - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Heating and Air Conditioning - Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Excellence (HVAC)

Industrial Electronics - Electronics Technicians Association (ETA)

Machine Tool Technology - National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Medical Assistant –The WSCC Medical Assistant Certificate 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, 9355 113 St. North, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350

Medical Laboratory - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. 5600 North River Road Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Phone Number: 733.714.8880. Website: www.naacls.org 

Occupational Therapy Assistant – Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA; Web address is www.acoteonline.org 

Pharmacy Technology - American Society of Health System Pharmacists

Physical Therapist Assistant - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org

Polysomnographic Technology - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (COAPSG)

Practical Nursing (LPN) - The program in nursing is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.ACENursing.org

Respiratory Therapy - Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

Therapeutic Massage - Licensed by the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy 

Welding - American Welding Society (AWS), National Center of Construction Education and Research (NCCER)