Central Carolina Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Central Carolina Technical 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).

For all other inquiries about Central Carolina Technical College, please contact the College at:
Central Carolina Technical College
506 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150-2468
(803) 778-1961

List of program accreditation and approvals below:

Associate Degree in Nursing Program Accreditation & Approval

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College at the Health Sciences Center located in Sumter, South Carolina is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

Automotive Program Accreditation

The Automotive Technology programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Basic HVAC/R Program Accreditation

The Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate Program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.

Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals Certificate Program Accreditation

The Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals Certificate Program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Early Care and Education Program Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Care and Education is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from June 2021 through July 2028.  

Medical Assisting Program Accreditation

The Central Carolina Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

Paralegal Program Approval

The Paralegal Associate Degree program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having met all curriculum requirements necessary for training qualified paralegals.
The Paralegal Program requires at least a grade of C in ALL legal (LEG prefix) classes to graduate from the program.
Program Specific Residency Requirements: The Associate Degree in Applied Science, Major in Paralegal Program, requires that at least 50 % of the Legal Specialty Courses must be taken at Central Carolina Technical College.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 500 East-West Highway, Suite 900 Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone (866) 279-0681, www.ashp.org and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60603-3499, Phone (312) 664-3574, Fax (866) 228-2631, www.acpe-accredit.org.

Surgical Technology Program Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org, on recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone (303) 694-9262, Fax (303) 741-3655, www.arcst.org.

Central Carolina Technical College reports that 100 percent of 2018 graduates of the surgical technology program have passed the National Certification for Surgical Technologist (CST) examination on the first try. The 2018 graduates’ 100 percent pass rate for the rigorous national examination on the first attempt is well above the national average of 69.8 percent for 2014, the most recent data available. This is the seventh year that Brie A. Weber, Surgical Technology – Academic Program Manager, has produced a 100 percent pass rate.

Water/Wastewater Program Accreditation

The Wastewater Operator Certificate Program is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Environmental Certification to count as one-year of work experience toward a South Carolina operator license (after the trainee year is complete). South Carolina Board of Environmental Certification, 110 Centerview Dr., Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29211, (803) 896-4430, fax: (803) 896-4424. http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Environmental/

Human Services Program Accreditation

Central Carolina Technical College’s Human Services Associate in Applied Science program received its initial accreditation by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE). CSHSE was established in 1979 to give focus and direction to education and training in mental health and human services through the country. CSHSE is the national accreditation organization that provides the foundation and direction for human services programs, assuring best practices in Human Services Education through evidence-based standards and peer-review accreditation process.