Carolinas College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  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 Carolinas College of Health Sciences.

View the SACSCOC Website
View the SACSCOC Student Complaint Procedures 

Carolinas College also holds accreditation or approval from the following:

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312-704-5300

The Histotechnology and the Medical Laboratory Science programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

NC Board of Nursing
P. O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
919-782-3211

NC Department of Health and Human Services
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
919-855-4800

Complaint Procedures

Federal regulations require institutions to provide contact information for filing a complaint with the institution's accrediting agency as well as the state agency where a prospective or current student resides. Carolinas College seeks to quickly resolve complaints and grievances. Students who are enrolled should follow the College's complaint, grievance and appeal procedure. However, if an issue is not resolved according to internal college procedures, a student has the right to file a complaint with the institution's regional accreditation agency (see above for link) or the state in which he or she resides.

Complaints regarding the College that cannot be resolved at the institutional level, particularly complaints regarding applicable state laws, may be directed to the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. To file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice, please visit the State Attorney General’s web page. North Carolina residents may call (877) 566-7226. If you live outside of North Carolina, please call (919) 716-6000.

If you choose to mail a complaint, please use the following address:

Consumer Protection
Attorney General's Office
Mail Service Center 9001
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 

Reciprocity Agreements

Carolinas College is currently working to secure authorization in additional states through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  If unable to resolve a complaint at the college level, students should contact the state portal agency, SARA-NC, to submit a complaint. 

SARA-NC Contact Information 
SARA-NC Complaint Process

Below is a list of states where Carolinas College is either authorized and/or qualifies for an exemption: California, Florida, Massachusets, and Washington. Please consult the following resources for complaint resolution by state.

California: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Florida: Florida Department of Education
Massachusets: Massachusets Depart of Higher Education

If you have a complaint about Carolinas College distance learning programs, and the issue could not be resolved internally, contact the appropriate authority in your state of residence.

SHEEO State Authorization of Postsecondary Education

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Carolinas College is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  Carolinas College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning a program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of North Carolina.


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