Accreditation 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.
In 2007, the college was accepted as an Academic Quality Improvement Program institution. AQIP is based on the principles of continuous quality improvement. The college is committed to creating and operating within sustainable systems that best meet the needs of the community it serves.
Additionally, several SFCC programs are accredited by national/professional organizations. Those programs and their accrediting bodies are:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
1509 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1426
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
800-228-2262 or www.maerb.org.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850,
Chicago IL 60606-3182, www.jrcert.org/sites/jrcert/uploads/documents/Fee_Schedules/Fee_Schedule_-_Effective_1-1-2016.pdf
1248 Harwood Road,
Bedford, TX 76021-4244. 817-283-2835.