Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

In addition to TCL’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, the college offers many programs that have specialized accreditations from state, regional and/or national professional associations and boards, including:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 / Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park, Suite 202, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive; P.O. Box 12367 / Columbia, SC 29211-2367

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 / Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: 312-704-5300

Paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street / Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598
Phone: 800-285-2221

Physical Therapist Assistant Program at The Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 843-525-8230 or email

Surgical Technology Program accredited by
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAA-HEP)
9355 113th St. N. #7709 / Seminole, Florida 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350

Early Childhood Associate Degree Program accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street NW, Suite 500 / Washington, DC  20005-4101
Phone: 202-232-8777  / 800-424-2460

Massage Therapy Program accredited by
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440 / Washington, D.C. 20015
Phone: 202-895-1518

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In the News:

SACSCOC reaffirms TCL accreditation

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted June 19 to reaffirm Technical College of the Lowcountry’s accreditation to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. … Continue reading →