Accreditations

Florida SouthWestern State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Florida SouthWestern State 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).

Normal inquiries about Florida SouthWestern State College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Florida SouthWestern State College and not to the Commission's office.

In addition to accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, nine Florida SouthWestern State College programs are accredited by one of the following agencies.

  • Cardiovascular Technology (AS): The Florida SouthWestern State College Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited in invasive cardiology by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) based on the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).
  • Dental Hygiene (AS): Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology (AS): Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
  • Nursing (AS): Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Nursing (BS): Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Radiologic Technology (AS): Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Respiratory Care (AS): Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Health Information Technology (AS): Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Paramedic Certificate: The Florida SouthWestern State College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).