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Memberships and
Accreditations

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) is a higher education institution of The College System of Tennessee. The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with more than 140 community college and colleges of applied technology teaching locations and the online TN eCampus. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Dyersburg State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate level.

 

College Accreditation

Dyersburg State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate level. Dyersburg State Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Dyersburg State Community College 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 see more information regarding accreditations, contact information, and complaint resolution, please see the DSCC catalog.

Program Accreditations

 
Program Accrediting Agency and Address Accreditation Cycle – Begin Date Accreditation Cycle – End Date
Early Childhood Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC  20005
July 2020 July 2027
Health Information Technology
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
233 North Michigan Avenue
21st Floor
Chicago, IL  60601-5800
2020 2027
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP/CoA EMSP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL  33756
January 2019 January 2023
Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

2018 2025
Business
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS  66213
2016 2025

 


In addition to regional accreditation through SACSCOC, DSCC has several academic programs that are accredited by nationally-recognized accrediting agencies. The agencies are as follows:

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Health Information Management is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800 (www.cahiim.org).

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at Dyersburg State is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 (http://acenursing.org).

The Associate of Applied Science degree in the Business Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213 (www.acbsp.org).

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202-232-8777, 800-424-2460 (www.naeyc.org).

The Dyersburg State Community College 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, www.coaemsp.org). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in the Emergency Medical Services major with a concentration in Paramedic is approved by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088 (www.coaemsp.org) and collaborates with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 (www.caahep.org).

Two courses of study, Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, are approved by the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment; successful completion of these courses of study and a passing score on the state examination lead to state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Services major with a concentration in Advanced EMT and/or Paramedic is approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of state law may submit a Letter of Complaint to Dyersburg State Community College, Office of the President, 1510 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024. All complaint records are kept on file and maintained in the President’s office. Complaints are reviewed immediately by the President and the appointed complaint committee. An appropriate response and action will take place within 30 days from the receipt of the complaint.

Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of state law not resolved at the institution may submit a Student Complaint Form to the Tennessee Board of Regents at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 or may go online and fill out the form electronically at http://www.tbr.edu/GenericForm.aspx?ekfrm=7529. Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public.

Complaints regarding accreditation may also be made by contacting the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, telephone: 404-679-4500 (www.sacscoc.org).