SACSCOC Accreditation Statement

Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees.  Fayetteville Technical Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Fayetteville Technical 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 (

2021 Reaffirmation

  • Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every 10 years, with a fifth year interim report due in-between.
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College was reaffirmed in December 2021 demonstrating compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation and approval of a Quality Enhancement Plan, C.A.R.E.S. (Coaching, Advising, Realizing, Engaging, Succeeding) to enhance our student’s learning.

Fayetteville Technical Community College is now preparing for it’s Fifth-Year Interim Report.  The Fifth-Year evaluation will occur in 2026.

This site provides information about the reaffirmation process to the FTCC community. If you have questions, please contact Carl Mitchell, Vice President for Human Resources & Institutional Effectiveness at

Reaffirmation FAQ's

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is intended to assure constituents and the public of the quality and integrity of higher education institutions and programs, and to help those institutions and programs improve. These outcomes are achieved through rigorous internal and external review processes during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards.

When accreditation is awarded to an institution of higher education by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, it means that the institution has

  1.  A mission appropriate to higher education
  2. Resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain its mission
  3. Clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers
  4. Successful in assessing its achievement of these objectives and demonstrating improvements.

Accreditation by SACSCOC is a statement of the institution’s continuing commitment to integrity and its capacity to provide effective programs and services based on agreed-upon accreditation standards.


For general questions about accreditation and reaffirmation, please contact the Vice President for Human Resources & Institutional Effectiveness, Carl Mitchell, at

Mr. Mitchell serves as the accreditation liaison for the college and is responsible for assuring that compliance with accreditation requirements is incorporated into planning and evaluation processes of the institution, notifying SACSCOC in advance of substantive changes, serving as the contact person for SACSCOC, and maintaining all records related to the institution’s accreditation.