Ogeechee Technical College

Institutional Accreditation

Ogeechee Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Ogeechee Technical College.

The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Ogeechee Technical College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Ogeechee Technical College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the College and not to the Commission’s office.

Program Accreditation

Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements." The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board. www.ada.org. Commission on Dental Accreditation, Third Party Comments

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS, www.jrcdms.org).  CAAHEP may be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone 727.210.2350.

Echocardiography

The Echocardiography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS, www.jrcdms.org). CAAHEP may be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone 727.210.2350.

Funeral Service Education

The Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education at Ogeechee Technical College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Michael Smith, Executive Director, American Board of Funeral Service Education, Inc., 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Telephone: 816.233.3747. After January 1, 2004, each accredited program in funeral service education must require that each funeral service education student take the National Board Examination (NBE) as a requirement for graduation. Programs must maintain at least a 60% annual pass rate of first time takers on the NBE. The annual passage rate of first-time takers on the NBE for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site. www.abfse.org

Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). CAHIIM may be contacted at 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, Ph. (312) 233-1100. www.cahiim.org

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE). CAAHEP may be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350. The graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant Examination.

Opticianry

The Opticianry program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA), P.O. Box 592, Canton, NY 13617, (703) 468-0566, email: director@COAccreditation.com.

Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited for pharmacy technician training by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists,  7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone (301) 657-3000.www.ashp.org

Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, e-mail: mail@jrcert.org. The graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. www.jrcert.org

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology. CAAHEP may be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.

Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone (847) 925-8070 or (800) 248-2862.

Approved/Certification/Licensure Eligible Programs

Basic Law Enforcement

The Basic Law Enforcement program is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, P.O. Box 349, Clarkdale, GA 30111, Phone (770) 732-5974.

Commercial Truck Driving

Commercial Truck Driving graduates are eligible to take the Georgia Commercial Driver’s License examination.

Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist

Ogeechee Technical College through the Computer Information Systems Program is an authorized Microsoft IT Academy and an authorized CISCO Networking Academy.

Cosmetology

The Cosmetology program at Ogeechee Technical College is approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, 237 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31217, Phone (478) 207-2440. Cosmetology graduates are eligible to take the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology Examination.
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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and EMS Professions programs are approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS/Trauma, 2600 Skyland Drive, Lower Level, Atlanta, GA 30319, Phone (404) 679-0547. EMS Professions graduates and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's AEMT certification exam. Emergency Medical Technician graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification examination.

Nurse Aide

The Nurse Aide program is approved by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation (Alliant|GMCF), P.O. Box 105753, Atlanta, GA 30348, Phone (800) 414-4358.

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program is approved by The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses, 237 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31217, Phone (478) 207-1651. Practical Nursing graduates are eligible to take the state board examination administered by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses.