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Accreditation

The College

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

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was first accredited by SACSCOC in 1970. Organized under the North Carolina Community College system, the College has accountability to the state as well as to other federal and state accrediting agencies. Our institution will seek SACSCOC reaffirmation in 2025.

Program Specific Accreditation

Automotive Systems Technology Program

The automotive systems technology program is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.

 

Basic Law Enforcement Training Program

The basic law enforcement training program is accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Division.

  • P.O. Drawer 149
    Raleigh, NC 27602
  • phone: 919-661-5980
  • fax: 919-779-8210
  • www.ncdoj.gov

 

Cosmetology

The cosmetology program is accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts.

 

Dental Assisting Program

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

  • 211 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • 312-440-2500
  • www.ada.org

 

Emergency Medical Science Program

The emergency medical science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 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 (CAAHEP)

  • 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
  • www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

  • 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
    Rowlett TX 75088
  • phone: 214-703-8445
  • fax: 214-703-8992
  • www.coaemsp.org

 

Nursing Programs

The associate degree and the practical nursing programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College at the North Carolina Research Campus located in Kannapolis, NC, are 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 and practical nursing programs are Continuing Accreditation. You can view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

The associate degree nursing program and the practical nursing program are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

  • 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
  • 301-652-AOTA
  • acoteonline.org

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

The physical therapist assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 704-216-7180 or email Anna Marie Prado, PTA Program Director, at annamarie.prado@rossand1mariatakemexico.com.

 

Radiography Program

The radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

  • 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606-3182
  • phone: 312-704-5300
  • fax: 312-704-5304
  • www.jrcert.org/