Accreditation Information

Southeastern Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

Instructions for filing a complaint via the Higher Learning Commission are located at

Institution and Program Accreditation

Several programs are accredited for licensure or certification by entities or agencies other than the Higher Learning Commission. Approval by program accreditations provides assurance to SCC students that SCC adheres to high standards and quality programs.

Program Accrediting/ Approval Agency Last Renewal Next Renewal Accreditation/Approval Letter/Certificate
All Programs Higher Learning Commission (HLC) 01/30/2020 2029-2030 HLC Reaffirmation Letter
All Programs Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) 05/17/2021 2025-2026 Iowa State Board of Education
Accreditation Report
Automotive Technology National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF)/National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) June 2015 June 2020 ASE Certificate of Accreditation
Concurrent Enrollment National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) 2020 2027 NACEP Certificate of Accreditation
Emergency Medical Services Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)/Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 01/19/2017 2022 CAAHEP Accreditation Letter
Medical Assistant Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 09/19/2014 2024 CAAHEP Accreditation Letter
Nurse Aide Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) 10/17/2015 TBD by DIA DIA Approval Letter
Nursing Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) 10/05/2016 2022 IBON Approval Letter
Respiratory Care Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) 07/14/2012 2022 CoARC Accreditation Certificate
Welding American Welding Society's (AWS) Certified Welding Program 12/1/2019 12/1/2020 AWS Certification Letter



Related Links

Continuous Process Improvement
Iowa 2021 Accreditation Report Comprehensive State Evaluation
Systems Appraisal
Quality Summary Report (submitted by SCC to HLC)
Quality Report Feedback (from HLC to SCC)