Baton Rouge Community College SACS COC Accreditation Statement
Baton Rouge Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools to award 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 Baton Rouge Community College.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.
The Commission on Colleges has six core values:
- Continuous Quality Improvement
- Peer Review/Self-regulation
- Student Learning
BRCC’s Business Administration Associate of Applied Science and Business Associate of Science programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
BRCC’s Process Technology Associate of Applied Science program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Process Technology program has been endorsed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA), an organization of the Process Technology (PTEC) education providers and their business, industry, and community advisors cooperatively working toward their common goals.
BRCC’s Construction Management Associate of Applied Science program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
BRCC’s Nursing Associate of Science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For more information, contact the ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. ACEN is recognized by the United States Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/agency-list ).
BRCC’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at the Acadian site and at Elayn Hunt Correctional Institute is accredited by HVAC Excellence.
BRCC’s Culinary Arts and Occupations program at the Acadian site is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.
BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science program has been granted initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA CVTEA). AVMA CVTEA is recognized by the United States Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/agency-list ).
BRCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (CAAHEP ARC/STSA) to offer the Associate of Science in Surgical Technology.
BRCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (CAAHEP JRC-DMS) to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. For information on CAAHEP accreditation, please contact CAAHEP at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 15 B, Clearwater, FL, 33763 or visit the website at www.caahep.org
BRCC’s Paramedic Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CAAHEP CoAEMSP).
BRCC’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP ACPE). ACPE is recognized by the United States Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/agency-list ).