Higher Learning Commission
South Arkansas College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional membership organization for accrediting educational institutions. It is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence so that member institutions meet the expectations of the United States Department of Education (USDE) and qualify for offering federal financial aid as well as courses and degrees that will transfer to other accredited institutions throughout the nation. The Commission is one of six regional institutional accrediting organizations in the United States. It grants membership to educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
South Arkansas College is a member of CHEA, a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. It is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
The institution is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Veterans Approval Agency of the Arkansas Department of Education. The college also holds institutional membership in the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), and the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC).
Programmatic accreditation and approvals
The Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN). Address: University Tower Bldg., 1123 South University, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204-1619. Phone: 501-686-2700. Website: https://healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arkansas-board-of-nursing/
The Certified Nursing Assistant program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Medical Services Office of Long-Term Care (OLTC).
South Arkansas College is an approved Arkansas EMS Training Site for the Paramedic Program, by the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Response Systems of the Arkansas Department of Health.
The South Arkansas College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355-113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 337754
To contact CoAEMSP:
The South Arkansas College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA) ( http://www.arcstsa.org/). CAAHEP Address and Phone Number: 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 727-210-2350
The Automotive Service Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
The Welding Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
The Secondary Technical Center programs of Automotive Service Technology, Health Science Technology, Industrial Technology-Mechatronics, Process Technology, and Welding Technology are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, Career Education Division.