ACCREDITATION: Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Wallace State Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. 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 Development - The 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, 1401 H Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8001
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 (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org), 9355 – 113 St. North, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 (727) 210-2340. 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) (www.caahep.org), 9355 - 113 St. North, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 (727) 210-2340. 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 Wallace State Community College- Hanceville Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org), 9355 – 113 St. North, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 (727) 210-2340. Upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
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
Paralegal - Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
Physical Therapist Assistant - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Ste 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 256-352-8332 or email firstname.lastname@example.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
Welding - AWS/American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility, National Coalition of Certifications Training Center, Lincoln Electric Educational Partner School, CWI/Certified Welding Inspectors, AWS/American Welding Society Welding Educators