Credit programs offered by Southside Virginia Community College, an institution of the Virginia Community College System, are approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. In addition, associate degree programs are approved by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. Southside Virginia Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 Southside Virginia Community College. The date of SVCC’s last reaffirmation was 2018.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Southside Virginia Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. The ACEN may be contacted at 404-975-5000.
The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program (A.A.S., CSC) at SVCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33756. The CAAHEP may be contacted at 727-210-2354. Initial accreditation was received on July 19, 2012, following a peer review conducted by CAAHEP’s Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. The initial accreditation will expire on July 31, 2017.
The Automotive Tune-Up and Automotive Technology Programs (A.A.S., Certificate) at Southside Virginia Community College are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in the areas of Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, and Suspension and Steering to the Automotive Diagnosis and Tune-Up Program on February 14, 2013 following a program review conducted on November 1, 2012. Contact information for NATEF is NATEF Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, Virginia 20175, 703-669-6650.