Accreditation and Memberships

Credit programs offered by Southside Virginia Community College, an institution of the Virginia Community College System, are approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. In addition, associate degree programs are approved by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. Southside Virginia Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association 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 Southside Virginia Community College. The date of SVCC’s last reaffirmation was 2008.

The addresses of our two main campuses are: 
Southside Virginia Community College                         Southside Virginia Community College
Christanna Campus                                                     John H. Daniel Campus
109 Campus Drive                                                       200 Daniel Road
Alberta, Virginia 23821                                               Keysville, Virginia 23947
(434) 949-1000                                                           (434) 736-2000

The College is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for various federal funding programs including Veterans Administration educational assistance. The College is an institutional member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Southside Virginia Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. The ACEN may be contacted at (404) 975-5000. In April 2012, this program was also granted full approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in the areas of Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, and Suspension and Steering on February 14, 2013.  NATEF is located at 101 Blue Seal Drive SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175 and may be contacted at (703) 669-6650.

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756.  The CAAHEP may be contacted at (727) 210-2354.  Initial accreditation was received on July 19, 2012 and will expire on July 31, 2017.  The EMT-Paramedic Program is also accredited by the Virginia Office of EMS.