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Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationAccreditation is the formal process by which colleges and universities are authorized to award college credit and degrees. Santa Fe Community College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1983, and its accreditation was last renewed in 2012. Our next reaffirmation will occur in 2019-20.

See the AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) page for more information about SFCC's institutional accreditation. 

The college also offers several programs that are separately accredited by the profession-specific accrediting organizations listed in the chart below.

 

SFCC: The Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
(800) 621-7440
www.ncacihe.org
Nursing: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
404-975-5000
http://acenursing.org/
New Mexico Board of Nursing
4206 Louisiana NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-841-8340
http://www.bon.state.nm.us/
Dental Assisting: The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Early Childhood: The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs
a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC)
1509 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1426
(800) 424-2460
www.naeyc.org
Paramedic:

The Santa Fe Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

EMT-Basic
EMT-Intermediate
EMT-Paramedic
SFCC is a NM JOE (Joint Organization for EMS Education) approved training institution.

For more information, please contact the Information Desk, 505-428-1000, info@sfcc.edu.

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