Accreditation

Compliance Assist Site:  https://compliance.wpcc.edu/index.aspx
Western Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Western Piedmont Community College. 

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed  directly to Western Piedmont Community College and not to the Commission’s office.

The Commission on Colleges is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Program Accreditations

  • Associate Degree Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.nlnac.org.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training is accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission 1700 Tryon Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27602-0149, (919) 661-5980.
  • Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 440-4653.
  • Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children 1313 L Street, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.
  • The Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880.

Approvals

  • North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • North Carolina Department of Justice/Criminal Justice Standards

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
  • American Association for Paralegal Education
  • American Council on Education
  • Cooperative Education Association
  • International Association for Campus Law Enforcement
  • Learning Resources Network
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Council for Resource Development
  • National TechPrep Network
  • North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities
  • North Carolina Community College System
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification