Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, (SACSCOC)
SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States. The Commission's mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students.
Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary and self-regulatory mechanism of the higher education community. It plays a significant role in fostering public confidence in the educational enterprise, in maintaining standards, in enhancing institutional effectiveness, and in improving higher education. It also provides the basis on which colleges and universities can be assured that accredited institutions have complied with a common set of requirements and standards. (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 2004, Handbook for Reaffirmation of Accreditation, pg. 1)
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. 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).
To remain an accredited institution, ECTC must periodically undergo a process of reaffirmation. Information about the status of our institution is available upon request.