Program Accreditation

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) 01/30/20 2029-2030 HLC Reaffirmation Letter
All Programs Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) 05/17/21 2025-2026 Iowa State Board of Education Accreditation Report
Automotive Collision Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Service, Painting & Refinishing, and Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) May 2022 June 2027

ASE Accreditation Letter

Automotive Technology National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF)/National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) November 2021 December 2026

ASE Accreditation Letter

ASE Accreditation Certificate

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) 03/15/2024 2029 CAAHEP Accreditation Letter
Medical Assistant Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 09/16/22 2031 CAAHEP Accreditation Letter
Nurse Aide Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) 10/17/15 TBD by DIA DIA Approval Letter
Nursing Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) 11/4/2022 2028 IBON Approval Letter
Respiratory Care Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) 11/18/22 2032 CoARC Accreditation Certificate
Welding American Welding Society's (AWS) Certified Welding Program 01/25/24 12/01/24 AWS Accreditation Letter

Southeastern Community College Practical/Vocational Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs hold pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. (800) 669-1656. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

Related Links
Iowa 2021 Accreditation Report Comprehensive State Evaluation
Quality Summary Report (submitted by SCC to HLC)
Quality Report Feedback (from HLC to SCC)