South Plains College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate degrees and proficiency certificates. SPC is an approved college recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Questions concerning accreditation should be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools facilitates the transfer of credit to other colleges and universities. Since degree requirements are not the same at all colleges and universities, students who plan to transfer are strongly encouraged to work closely with an academic advisor in preparing their class schedule each semester. It is also suggested that students consult the current catalog of the institution to which the student intends to transfer.
Selected programs at South Plains College also maintain accreditation with independent accrediting bodies in order for program graduates to meet the requirements for licensure. These programs include the following.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
The Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
The Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
The Health Information Services program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (321) 704-5300.
The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.
The Cosmetology Program is approved by the Texas Cosmetology Commission.
The Law Enforcement Technology program is approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education.
- The Automotive Service Technology (Levelland Campus) and
Automotive Technology (Byron Martin ATC) programs are certified by
the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
(NATEF/ASE) as an Automotive Service Excellence programs.