Health Sciences Division
Accreditation

The Austin Community College District is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Community College District.

The purpose of publishing the name, address and contact numbers of Austin Community College's primary accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, is to meet federal requirements. Publication of this information is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Austin Community College District, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Austin Community College District's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Austin Community College District for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquires about Austin Community College District, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Austin Community College District and not to the Commission's office.

In addition, many Health Sciences programs are accredited by non-governmental, nationally recognized organizations that oversee post-graduate education in their areas of specialization.

Accrediting agencies

The following organizations have accredited the ACC Health Sciences program in their specialty:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; phone 301.652.AOTA

American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678; phone 312.440.2695

Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; phone 703.684.2782

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814; phone 301.657.3000

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Sonography)
35 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601; phone 312.553.9355

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; phone 817.283.9403

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60601; phone 312.704.5300

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
8410 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404.975.5000, Fax: 404.975.5020 www.nlnac.org

Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942; phone 512.305.6951

Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

233 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601