NSCC SACSCOC Accreditation

Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and technical certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Nashville State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website at (

Program Accreditations

Business Programs

The following business degrees at Nashville State Community College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213; Telephone 913-339-9356: A.A.S. in Accounting, A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology, A.A.S. in Business, A.A.S. in Healthcare Management, A.A.S. in Hospitality Management.

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Engineering Technology Programs

The Architectural, Civil, and Construction Engineering Technology and the Electrical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Nursing Program

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Nashville State Community College at the White Bridge campus located in Nashville, TN is 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 is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program:

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 • Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Phone: 301-652-2682, Fax: 301-652-7711, TDD: 800-377-8555, Email:, Website: Direct link to information about for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education:

Paralegal Studies

The Nashville State Community College Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals (Approval Commission).

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.


Nashville State holds membership in additional professional organizations, including:

  • American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Humphreys County Chamber of Commerce
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Nashville Technology Council
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National College Testing Association (NCTA)
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges with Associate Degrees
  • Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Tennessee Association of Higher Education and Disability
  • Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

This list is subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term.