I. E. 4. SACSCOC
Substantive Change Notification
The Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredits an entire
institution and its programs and services wherever they are
located or however they are delivered.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
Colleges is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an
agency whose accreditation enables its member institutions to
seek eligibility to participate in Title IV programs. To
maintain its recognition with the U.S. Department of Education,
the Commission on Colleges has incorporated federal requirements
into its substantive change policy and procedures. An
institution is expected to seek approval prior to the initiation
of a substantive change so that the change can be included in
the institution's scope of accreditation. SACSCOC serves as the
point of contact of the U.S. Department of Education on
accreditation matters and programs offered by North Georgia
Technical College and must be notified of new programs,
modifications, or terminations.
In order to maintain accreditation with SACSCOC, the College is
required to demonstrate compliance with the Principles of
Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and to follow
SACSCOC policies which are required courses of action to be
followed by SACSCOC and its member institutions.
North Georgia Technical College notifies SACSCOC of changes in
accordance with the SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy and, when
required, seeks approval prior to the initiation of changes.
SACSCOC is responsible for reviewing and, when appropriate,
approving all substantive changes that occur between the
College's decennial reviews.
U.S. Department of Education
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
CROSS REF.: NGTC
Adopted: September 14, 2011
Revised and Approved:
NORTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE