Accreditation, Approval & Memberships

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:

Program Agency
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)