College of The Albemarle is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of College of The Albemarle may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
College of The Albemarle is one college with multiple campuses and other off-site locations. The college’s SACSCOC accreditation extends to all locations.
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 (ADN) Program
The Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree Nursing Option (LPN to ADN Option) nursing programs at College of The Albemarle at the COA Elizabeth City campus located in Elizabeth City, NC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree Nursing Option (LPN to ADN Option) nursing programs is: Continuing Accreditation.
Emergency Medical Services Training and Emergency Medical Science/Paramedic Programs
The College of The Albemarle 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 National Registry’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
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)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
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.
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
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.