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Gaston College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Associationaccreditations of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gaston College.

The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only on matters related to the accreditation status of Gaston College and not for general college information.

 

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General Information

  • Four Engineering Technology curricula are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. ABET is recognized by the National Commission of Accrediting as the appropriate accrediting agency for the accreditation of engineering technology curricula.

  • The Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

  • The Dietary Managers Program received accreditation in December 1999 by the Dietary Managers Association.

  • The Dietetic Technician Program received Developmental Accreditation April 20, 2001 from the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE). CADE is the accrediting agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

  • The Department for EMS Education is accredited and fully approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS as and Advanced EMS Education Institution and demonstrated that it meets and exceeds all criteria and standards to provide EMS programs as defined by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission.

  • The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education, also known as The Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE).

  • The Nursing Assistant I class is approved by the North Carolina Division of Facility Services, and the Nursing Assistant IIclass is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. • The Therapeutic Massage Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.

  • The Veterinary Medical Technology Program has full accreditation status with the CVTEA (Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities) since 1997.

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Gaston College Business and Information Technology Associate Degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP).

 

Gaston College Memberships

 

The following organizations are among those in which the college holds institutional memberships:

Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. TAC of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone (410) 347-7700

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of Community Colleges
American Library Association
American Society for Engineering Education
Association of College Administration Professionals
Association of Community College Business Officers
Association of Community College Trustees
Charlotte Area Educational Consortium
College Stores Association of North Carolina
Cooperative Education Association, Inc.
Gaston County Chamber of Commerce
National Association of College Auxiliary Services
National Association of College Stores
National Association of College and University

Business Officers
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs
National Council on Black American
Affairs/AACC
National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities
North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents
North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry
North Carolina Cooperative Education Association
Piedmont Area Educational Consortium
Southern Association of College and University Business Officers
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Community, Junior and Technical Colleges

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