South Suburban College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, telephone: 800-621-7440, web address: https://www.hlcommission.org/.
The College is approved by the Illinois Community College Board, 401 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701-1711, telephone: 217-785-0123; the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 E. Adams, 2nd floor, Springfield, IL 62701, telephone: 217-782-2551; and the Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777, telephone: 217-782-4321.
This institution is also authorized for online learning by National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, 3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130, Boulder, Colorado 80301, telephone: 303-848-3275.
Prior to enrolling in certain programs, students are advised to review the applicable licensure/certification procedures and requirements and state laws of the profession to ensure that they are eligible to receive a license/certification following completion of the program at South Suburban College. Eligibility for licensure may be limited by the results of a criminal background investigation.
Additionally, the following programs are accredited or approved by the agency listed:
|Associate Degree Nursing||Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
(IDFPR) – Approved Only
|Basic Nursing Assistant (BNAT)||Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) – Approved Only|
|Coding Specialist||American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) – Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP)|
|Court Reporting||National Court Reporters Association|
|Emergency Medical Services (EMS)||Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (COAEMSP)|
|Emergency Medical Technician||Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) – Approved Only|
|Medical Assistant||American Medical Technologist (AMT) – Approved Only|
|Occupational Therapy Assistant||Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTE) and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations|
|Paralegal||American Bar Association|
|Pharmacy Technician||American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)|
|Phlebotomy||National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS) – Approved Only|
|Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SPLA)||Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) – Approved Only|
|Substance Abuse||Illinois Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction Counselor Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA)|