Navarro 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; http://www.sacscoc.org; or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Navarro College.
Health Professions programs at Navarro College are accredited by the following agencies:
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) – Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) – National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) – Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Navarro College is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Navarro College represents itself accurately to all U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agencies with which it holds accreditation and informs those agencies of any change of accreditation status, including the imposition of public sanctions. The Vice President of Academic Affairs, who also serves as SACSCOC liaison, is responsible for notification of accreditors when a change in accreditation status occurs.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) defines substantive change as a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution.
SACSCOC is responsible for reviewing all substantive changes that occur between an institution’s decennial reviews to determine whether the change has affected the quality of the institution, and to ensure that the institution continues to meet defined standards. Certain types of substantive changes, such as adding branch campuses, mergers/consolidations, and changes in governance, require a visit by a substantive change committee to determine continued compliance.
Developments that are considered to represent a substantive change and the procedures for reporting them can be found in the commission’s Policy on Substantive Change.
Navarro College has adopted procedures to ensure the timely reporting of any action requiring notification and approval from SACSCOC. Substantive Change procedures can be found at Procedures for Reporting Substantive Change webpage.