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Program Accreditation/Approval

OCtech Nationally Accredited Programs

Career & Technology

Program: *Business, Accounting, Automated Office Technology

Accrediting Agency: Associate of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: 2018

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated January 7, 2019 / Next Reaffirmation 2028


Program: Automotive Technology

Accrediting Agency: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: 2018

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated February 12, 2019 / Next Reaffirmation March 1, 2024


Program: Electronics Engineering Technology

Accrediting Agency: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: 2015, Next Self-Study due July 1, 2021

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated August 31, 2016; Request to Initiate January 31, 2021; Next Accreditation September 30, 2022

Nursing and Health Science

Program: Associate Degree Nursing

Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: December 2018, Site Visit February 2019

Interim Action Required and Resolution: N/A

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated October 11, 2019 / Next Reaffirmation Spring 2027

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College located in Orangeburg, SC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.  Next Reaffirmation Spring 2027.


Program: Practical Nursing

Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: Dated 2011, 2019 document in progress

Interim Action Required and Resolution: N/A

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated April 20, 2020 / Next Reaffirmation Spring 2027

The Practical Nursing program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College located in Orangeburg, SC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.  Next Reaffirmation Spring 2027.


Program: Radiologic Technology

Accrediting Agency: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: May 2014

Interim Action Required and Resolution: Submitted 2019

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated April 21, 2020  / Next Reaffirmation Summer 2023


Program: Medical Assisting

Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: June 2020

Interim Action Required and Resolution: N/A

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Final Reaccreditation Letter dated April 11, 2014 / Site Visit occurred October 2020.  Awaiting reaffirmation letter.


Program: Physical Therapist Assistant

Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Full Accreditation Letter dated April 28, 2020 / Next Reaffirmation 2030

◊ Indicates USDOE approval

Public Service

Program: *Early Care and Education

Accrediting Agency: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Most Recent Self-Study Submission Date: May 2020

Interim Action Required and Resolution: Next Annual Report Due March 2022

Most Recent Final Accreditation Approval and Next Reaffirmation Year: Accreditation Letter dated July 1, 2016 /Virtual Site Visit September 2020. Awaiting reaffirmation letter.


OCtech Programs with State Agency/National Association Approval

Program: Certified Nursing Assistant

Approval Agency: South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Most Recent Approval Letter and Next Action, if applicable: Approval Letter dated 2019; Next Action due 2021


Program: Patient Care Technician (including Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography)

Approval Agency: National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

Most Recent Approval Letter and Next Action, if applicable: Approval Certificate – 2017; Awaiting approval of Dec. 2020 application


Program: Emergency Medical Technician

Approval Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

Most Recent Approval Letter and Next Action, if applicable: Approval Certificate – 1/28/2020;
Next Approval 3/31/2024