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Accreditation & Recognition


Virginia Highlands Community College, a division of the Virginia Community College System, is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and by the Virginia Community College Systems Office. The associate degree curricula of the College have also been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Virginia Highlands Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Virginia Highlands Community College.

The Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000, ACEN is officially recognized as the national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation (COPA) and by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiography, which is recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation (COPA) and by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for radiologic education.

The Emergency Medical Services Technology program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park St. Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

VHCC is approved for listing in U.S. Department of Education directories and for participation in various federally sponsored programs of students aid and educational assistance. It has also been approved by the Committee on Veterans Education and the State Department of Education for training of veterans.

VHCC is an institutional member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Southern Association of Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges, and the Association of Virginia Colleges.