We are proud to be an accredited community college here to help you meet your education and career goals.
Our accreditation to award associate degrees comes from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and it’s an important part of who we are as a college.
Not only does accreditation help us provide you with financial aid options, it also means that since we are accredited to award associate degrees, your degree will automatically be recognized and accepted by all public or private four-year colleges and universities.
Ashland Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Ashland Community and Technical 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).
Note: 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.
Academic Program Accreditations
Associate Degree Nursing: The Ashland Community and Technical College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 www.acenursing.org. Telephone: (404) 975-5000.
Automotive Technology: The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
Diesel Technology: The Diesel Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: The Associate in Applied Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education at Ashland Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from March 2018 through March 2025.
Respiratory Therapist: The Northeast Kentucky Consortium for Respiratory Care Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
Surgical Technology: The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Questions about the accreditation of this program may be directed in writing to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 or by calling (727) 210-2350.
State Approved Programs
Associate Degree Nursing: The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Cosmetology: The Cosmetology program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology.
Practical Nursing: The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
If you currently live outside of Kentucky, be aware there may be additional requirements needed to obtain licensure or certification in your state. ACTC has made every effort to ensure the educational requirements for licensure or certification information is correct; however, state requirements may change following the publication of this information. Consult with your state’s licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements.
Many programs may lead to licensure or certification that can be desirable for employment. Only those programs ACTC offers that are required by the state for employment are listed here.
- Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Nursing (LPN and RN)
- Respiratory Care
- Surgical Technology
All programs listed above meet state authorization for Kentucky residents. Please check the Licensure Status for all other states to ensure you are making appropriate decisions for enrollment in these programs.