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)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 (404) 679-4500
The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, (ECTC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
To remain an accredited institution, ECTC must periodically undergo a process of reaffirmation. Information about the status of our institution is available upon request.