Accreditations

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and begin offering baccalaureate degrees beginning in Fall 2018. 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.

SACSCOC approved Carolinas College to offer distance education programs in 2014. 

SACSCOC approved Carolinas Medical Center (CMC)-Mercy in 2016 as the college's only off-campus instructional site.  CMC-Mercy is located at 2001 Vail Avenue in Charlotte, just two miles from the college's main campus, and is where more than 50% of the instruction for the histotechnology program takes place.

Carolinas College also holds accreditation from the following:

The Radiologic Technology and Radiation Therapy programs are 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 Associate Degree 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

Carolinas College of Health Sciences will be applying for programmatic accreditation of the RN to BSN program upon the graduation of the first cohort of students.

Approvals

The Nursing program is approved by the NC Board of Nursing
P. O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
919-782-3211

The Phlebotomy program is approved by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

Former Programs

The Surgical Technology program has suspended accreditation status with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) in conjunction with 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 Nurse Aide program was approved by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation

2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
919-855-4800

State Reciprocity Agreements

Higher education institutions must be authorized to offer distance education programs and/or courses in states other than their own. Admission to a program or course is dependent on Carolinas College’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if authorization is required.

On April 11, 2017, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), approved institutional participation for Carolinas College.  To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit their web site at: http://nc-sara.org/

Participating SARA States and Institutions

If you are seeking admission to one of our programs and reside in a non-participating SARA state, please consult Dr. Karen Lewis, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Karen.Lewis@carolinascollege.edu. (704-355-5585)

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

If you are considering enrolling in a program that leads to professional licensure and you do not reside in North Carolina, it is necessary to confirm licensure requirements in your home state.  For more information on state requirements for obtaining licensure in a specific state, if applicable, please consult  the list below. Our program chairs will work with you to contact the applicable licensure board to determine if our program meets requirements.  Please contact program chairs directly to discuss.

Associate Degree Nursing - Cathy Borysewicz - Catherine.Borysewicz@carolinascollege.edu  (704-355-0368)
Nursing licensure requirements are determined by the applicable state's board of nursing.  Contact information for the various states' board of nursing can be found here.

Radiologic Technology - Jodie Huffstetler - Jodie.Huffstetler@carolinascollege.edu (704-355-7689)
Certification and registration requirements are determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT; requirements are available here).  Some states, however, have licensing laws governing the practice of radiologic technology.  State-specific licensing handbooks can be found here.

Radiation Therapy - Lee Braswell - Lee.Braswell@carolinascollege.edu (704-355-6937)
Certification and registration requirements are determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT; requirements are available here).  Some states, however, have licensing laws governing the practice of radiologic technology.  State-specific licensing handbooks can be found here.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Susan Thomasson - Susan.Thomasson@carolinascollege.edu (704-355-3921)
Certification requirements are determined by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.  Some states require licensure for clinical laboratory personnel.  Certification and state-licensure requirements are listed here.

Complaints Procedures

Students who wish to file a complaint pertaining to College policies, procedures, or conditions of non-compliance with state, federal or accreditation requirements will find more information about options and processes here.

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