Reaffirmation of accreditation is a decennial process, requiring a full review every ten years, and an abbreviated review in between. The College was reaffirmed in 2013 and successfully went through a fifth-year review in 2018. The 2013 reaffirmation also included the College’s first Quality Enhancement Plan, Quantitative Reasoning for You or QR4U. PCC is currently undergoing the process of reaffirming its accreditation for 2023. A new Quality Enhancement Plan, Keep the PACE: Personalized Advising for Career Excellence, has been developed and will be implemented beginning in the Fall 2022 semester. Keep the PACE is focused on advising to help students successfully meet their educational and career goals.

Accreditation Statement

Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Piedmont 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 ).

Substantive Changes

SACSCOC accredits an entire institution. Accreditation extends to all programs and services of an institution wherever located and however delivered. SACSCOC does not accredit individual programs, locations, or portions of an institution. However, some new programs, locations, and other institutional changes are subject to notification and/or approval as defined in the SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. Additional information regarding local processes can be found in PCC Policy 2.28 Substantive Change.


Piedmont Community College 2020-2021 Annual Report