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Accreditation & College Initiatives

Accreditation

Associate Degrees

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

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS)

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
404-679-4500

sacscoc.org

COA’s Quality Enhancement Plan

Credits earned at COA in curricula leading to the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, the Associate in Fine Arts, and some of those leading to the Associate in Applied Science and the Associate in General Education, are transferable to senior colleges and universities for a higher degree.

Associate Degree Nursing Program

COA’s Associate Degree Nursing program, including LPN-ADN, is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

acenursing.org

Surgical Technology and Medical Assisting Programs

COA’s Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee and Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting (ARC, ST/SA).

COA’s Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

caahep.org

Medical Laboratory Technology Program

COA’s Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

naacls.org

As a result of NAACLs accreditation, graduates will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry exam, or another certifying exam, to become nationally certified as a medical laboratory technician or clinical laboratory technician.