Program Accreditation

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

Georgia Piedmont Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679- 4500  for  questions   about   the   accreditation   of   Georgia   Piedmont   Technical College. (www.sacscoc.org) The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s significant non-compliance with Commission requirements or standards.

Inquiries related to normal and ongoing College operations such as admission requirements, financial aid, programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Georgia Piedmont Technical College and not to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

In addition to the institutional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, the following hold program-specific accreditation:

Air Conditioning Technology
Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)
This accreditation is supported by these organizations: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, North America Technician Excellence (NATE), Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE), Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), and Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC)
http://www.pahrahvacr.org

Clinical Laboratory Technology
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.
http://www.naacls.org

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
http://www.abet.org

Law Enforcement Academy
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®)
The Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation’s purpose is to promote superior public safety training services and recognize professional excellence. 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155 (703) 352-4225 FAX (703) 890-3126. http://www.calea.org

Medical Assisting Program
Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2208.  (312) 553-9355
http://www.caahep.org

Paralegal Studies
Program
American Bar Association Paralegal Education Program Approval
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/paralegals.html

Paramedic Technology Program
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
http://caahep.org

Health Information Management Technology Program
Georgia Piedmont Technical College is currently working toward obtaining program certification for the Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) associate degree program by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  Accreditation by CAHIIM is a two-year process that Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs choose to apply for voluntarily.

Candidates must have an associate degree from a CAHIIM-accredited program in order to qualify and sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification examination.  RHIT certification is a preferred qualification to work in field, but it is not required.

Medical Assisting Program
Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970
Chicago, Illinois 60601-2208
(312) 553-9355
http://www.caahep.org