South Central College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
South Central College received its reaffirmation of accreditation in December of 2020 following the AQIP pathway. The College's next affirmation review takes place in the 2029-2030 school year.
SCC now has transitioned to the Open Pathway for maintaining its accreditation with HLC. It follows a 10-year cycle and is focused both on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations. More on the Open Pathway can be found on the HLC's Open Pathway website.
South Central College conducts an intermediate self-study between accreditation visits known as a Systems Portfolio. The most recient report is the 2019 Systems Portfolio (PDF2.60 MB)
Some programs at SCC also have accreditation and certifications by external agencies which have published standards, evaluation criteria, and methods for evaluating if criteria are met.
Automotive Services: Automotive Services: ASE Education Foundation (formerly known as NATEF)
Dental Assisting: American Dental Association.
Emergency Medical Services: National Registry of EMT
Intensive Care Paramedic Technician: National Registry of EMT, Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
Medical Assisting: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Medical Laboratory Technician: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Nursing: Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)