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Accreditation

Catawba Valley Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Catawba Valley Community College.

Most curriculum programs offered have been approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for Veteran’s Education; however, students should contact the VA certifying official in Student Services for verification.

The College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (NLN, Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, 404-975-5000).

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” 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.

The Emergency Medical Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs for the EMT-Paramedic.

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Information Management Education.

The Polysomnography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnography.

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, e-mail: mail@jrcert.org.

The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (http://www.coarc.com). Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 (817) 283-2835.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and the commission’s Council on Accreditation and Unit Recognition.

The Cosmetology program is accredited by the NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts.

The Automotive Systems Technology program is accredited by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The Learning Assistance Center Peer Tutoring Program is Level 1 Tutor Certified by the College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Program.

 
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