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College Accreditation 

Southwest Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwest Georgia Technical College.

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Southwest Georgia Technical College and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Please direct all questions to: Southwest Georgia Technical College, 15689 U.S. Highway 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792, 229.225.5060, Fax 229.227.2666.

Initial accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges was granted in December 1997 and was retroactive to January 1, 1997.  A reaffirmation team visit occurred May 6-9. 2002, and the College’s accreditation was reaffirmed December 2002. A reaffirmation team visit occurred by the Off-Site Team on May 10-13, 2011 and by the On-Site Team October 25-27, 2011. The College’s accreditation was reaffirmed June 21, 2012.  The College's next reaffirmation is scheduled to take place in 2022.


  Program Accreditations/Approvals/Certifications


Accrediting or Certifying Agency


Air Conditioning Technology: Main Campus

HVAC Excellence
Home Office
1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 800-394-5268
Fax: 800-546-3726



Associate of Science in Nursing: Main Campus

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia  31217
Phone: 478-207-1640



Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000, 866.747.9965
Fax: 404.975.5020



Automotive Technology: Main Campus

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: 703-669-6650
Fax: 703-669-6125

Master Certified


Clinical Lab Technology: Main Campus

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119 
Phone: 773-714-8880 
Fax: 773-714-8886



Medical Assisting:
Main Campus 

SWGTC's Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350



Networking Specialist (CISCO): Main Campus

Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134


Nurse Aide

Georgia Medical Care Foundation
1455 Lincoln Parkway
Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
Phone: 800-982-0411
Fax: 678-527-3001



Paramedicine Technology:
Main Campus

Georgia Department of Human Resources
Office of Emergency Medical Services
2600 Skyland Drive - Lower Level
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
Phone: 404-679-0547



Pharmacy Technology: Main Campus

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-657-3000



Practical Nursing: Main Campus and Grady County Site

Professional Licensing Boards Division 
Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
Phone: 478-207-2440



Respiratory Care Technology: Main Campus

Commission on Accreditation For Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
Phone: 817-283-2835



Surgical Technology:
Main Campus

Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
6 West Dry Creek Circle,
Suite 210
Littleton, Colorado 80120-8031
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655



1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida  33756
Phone: 727-210-2350


Veterinary Technology: Main Campus

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 North Meacham Road
Schaumberg, IL 60173
Phone: 800-248-2862 ext. 6624

 Provisional Accreditation


*The Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care CoARC
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835


The CoARC program accreditation number for Southwest Georgia Technical College is 200439.


Statement of Probation

Because the SWGTC Respiratory Care program did not meet the minimum required threshold of 80% on CRT credentialing success for the three-year average (graduation cohorts 2011, 2012, 2103), the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has placed the program on probationary status. A probationary accreditation status requires the program to submit progress reports to CoARC with updates on CRT credentialing success. Probationary accreditation status does not prohibit the eligibility of currently enrolled students to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) CRT and RRT exams, upon graduation from the program. Southwest Georgia Technical College is deeply committed to the credentialing success of our graduates. The implementation of a systematic plan of action is in progress in order to ensure that the CRT credentialing success threshold is met. A one year probation period review is scheduled for November 2015.




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