Annual Report 2023

Reaffirmation of accreditation is a decennial process, requiring a full review every ten years, and an abbreviated review in between. The College received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2023. The reaffirmation also included the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Keep the PACE (Personalized Advising for Career Excellence). 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. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. 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 (

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.