College of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the College of Central Florida 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).
To maintain accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the College of Central Florida must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit). Learn more about the reaffirmation process.
In addition, the programs listed below are accredited by the agencies listed. Please reference each program of study for additional information.
- The Applied Technology Diploma in Dental Assisting program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. For additional information regarding the Commission on Dental Accreditation, please consult the website at http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
- The Associate in Science degree in A.S. to B.S. Nursing program, the Associate in Science degree in Nursing — Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing program, the RN-BSN program and the Paramedic to ADN Bridge program at the College of Central Florida at the Ocala campus located in Ocala, Florida and the Citrus campus located in Lecanto, Florida are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program and the baccalaureate program is continuing accreditation.
- The Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800.
- The Associate in Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, CAPTE, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone 703-706-3245, email address firstname.lastname@example.org, website http://www.apta.org/CAPTE.
- The Associate in Science in Surgical Services program degree 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. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; 9355 113th Street N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, telephone 727- 210-2350, fax 727-210-2354, www.caahep.org.
- The College Credit Certificate in 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, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, telephone 727-210-2350, website www.caahep.org. It also meets the standards of the 1998 EMT/Paramedic National Curriculum from U.S. Department of Transportation.
The programs listed below are approved or certified by the agencies listed. Please reference each program of study for specific statements regarding approval or certification.
- The Career and Technical Certificate program in Correctional Officer and the Career and Technical Certificate program in Florida Law Enforcement Academy are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489, telephone 850-410-8600.
The college holds memberships in the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Florida Colleges, and the Association of Community College Trustees. Among other memberships are the National Junior College Athletic Association, the National League for Nursing, and Florida Campus Compact.
CF has been approved by the state of Florida as an institution in which recipients of General Scholarship Loans for Preparation of Teachers (awarded by the state) may take the first two years of college work. Additionally, the college participates in the Drug-Free Workplace Program.
The state Department of Education will accept work taken at the college to satisfy various certification requirements. CF is state-approved for veterans training under Public Law 550, Public Law 89-358 (Veterans Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966), and for the education of disabled veterans and war orphans, and is a Servicemembers Opportunity College.