Southside Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) <https://www.sacscoc.org/> to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southside Virginia Community 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). The date of SVCC’s last reaffirmation was 2018.
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. Certain curricula of the College are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized accrediting organizations. They include:
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 HVACR Program at Southside Virginia Community, Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center, in South Hill, Virginia has been granted accreditation by HVAC Excellence.
This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.