We are proud to be an accredited community college here to help you meet your education and career goals.
Our accreditation to award associate degrees comes from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and it’s an important part of who we are as a college.
Not only does accreditation help us provide you with financial aid options, it also means that since we are accredited to award associate degrees, your degree will automatically be recognized and accepted by all public or private four-year colleges and universities.
Because It's Important
Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Jefferson Community and Technical 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).
Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
Academic Program Accreditations
Associate Degree Nursing: The Jefferson Community and Technical College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 www.acenursing.org. Telephone: (404) 975-5000.
Automotive Technology: The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
Health Information Technology: The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: The Associate in Applied Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education at Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from March 2018 through March 2025.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) www.acoteonline.org
Paramedic Technology: The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Physical Therapist Assistant: The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Respiratory Therapist: The Respiratory Therapist program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Surgical Technology: The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Questions about the accreditation of this program may be directed in writing to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 or by calling (727) 210-2350.
State Approved Programs
Associate Degree Nursing: The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Cosmetology: The Cosmetology program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology.
Practical Nursing: The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
The following programs at Jefferson Community and Technical College are required by the State of Kentucky for employment.
- Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
- Heating & Air Conditioning Technology
- Nursing (RN)
- Practical Nursing (LPN)
- Respiratory Care
- Surgical Technology
All programs listed above meet state authorization for Kentucky residents. Please check the Licensure Status for all other states to ensure you are making appropriate decisions for enrollment in these programs.
- KCTCS Licensure Disclosures
- NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory
- 34 CFR 600.2 Institutions Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965
- 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) pre-education requirements