Higher Learning Commission
South Arkansas Community 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 Community 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).
- The Emergency Medical Services Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Address: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088. Phone: 214-703-8445. Website: https://www.coaemsp.org/
- The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-STSA), through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Address: 19751 East Mainstreet, Suite #339 Parker, CO 80138. Phone: 303-694-9262. Website: http://www.arcstsa.org/
- 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.