South College-Asheville is licensed by the Board of Governors of the University System of North Carolina to confer Bachelor of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The College is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System to confer certificates and diplomas, and approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for training of veterans and other eligible persons.
South College-Asheville is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, (202) 336-6780, to award BS degrees, AAS degrees, and certificates.
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone (727) 210-2350, based upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone (727) 210-2350, based upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARCST).
The South College-Asheville Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 706-3245 or (684) 2782; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
The College’s Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-3182; phone (312) 704-5300.
The baccalaureate degree in Legal Studies and the associate degree in Paralegal Studies are approved by the American Bar Association and are North Carolina Bar Qualified Paralegal Studies programs.
The Nursing program has full-status approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
The South College-Asheville Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Developing Program Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.
The College is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
- American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment
- American Association for Paralegal Educators
- American Bar Association
- Asheville Chamber of Commerce
- Better Business Bureau
- Career College Association
- Carolina Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- National Association of Legal Assistants
- North Carolina Association of Career Colleges & Schools
- North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators