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Accreditation

We are proud to be an accredited community college here to help you meet your education and career goals.

Our accreditation to award associate degrees comes from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and it’s an important part of who we are as a college.

Not only does accreditation help us provide you with financial aid options, it also means that since we are accredited to award associate degrees, your degree will automatically be recognized and accepted by all public or private four-year colleges and universities.

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Assuring You Get the Excellence You Deserve!

Accreditation assures that the college meets standards of quality and excellence set by a government approved independent organization, the The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, a private accrediting body responsible for postsecondary institutions in 11 Southern states.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 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).

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation is important for two reasons. First, it assures ECTC students that you are receiving an education that meets the high standards of an independent organization. Second, an ECTC degree is recognized and accepted by most public or private four-year colleges and universities in Kentucky and many outside Kentucky.

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) offers courses, certificate programs, diplomas, and associate degrees that may lead to licensure or certification required for employment in your state. Requirements for licensure or certification in other states may vary. ECTC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Kentuckians.  NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements.  As a result, licensing requirements in Kentucky may not be sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. ECTC shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

If you currently live outside of Kentucky, be aware there may be additional requirements needed to obtain licensure or certification in your state. ECTC has made every effort to ensure the educational requirements for licensure or certification information is correct; however, state requirements may change following the publication of this information. Consult with your state’s licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements. 

Many programs may lead to licensure or certification that can be desirable for employment including the following.

Academic program accreditations or certifications

Several of our technical programs are accredited or certified by state or national organizations. They include:

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