Why Accreditation Is Important

Accreditation is important when choosing a college.  When considering any type of educational program, always ask whether the institution offering services is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.  When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It is not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise, and designed to protect students. The following are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors
  • Recognition by employers nationwide


Accreditation and Approvals

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

South Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Physical address:  2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone number:  703-247-4212

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Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

South Coast College is approved to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the State of California. Approval to operate means that the college is in compliance with state standards as set forth in the Education Code. An approval to operate does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by the indicated agency.

Note: The approval of South Coast College to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010.

Physical address:  2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, California 95798-0818

Local:  (916) 431-6959
Toll-free:  (888) 370-7589
Fax number:  (916) 263-1897

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Court Reporters Board of California
Mailing Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 230, Sacramento, CA 95833

Local:  916-263-3660
Toll-free:  1-877-327-5272
Fax:   (916) 263-3664


National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

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As an NCRA Certified training program, South Coast College is certified as meeting certain general requirements and minimum standards established by the National Court Reporters Association’s Council on Approved Student Education (CASE).

Mailing address: 12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston, Virginia 20191

Toll-free:  800-272-6272 (NCRA)
Local:  703-556-6272 (NCRA)
Fax:  703-391-0629


South Coast College is approved to administer examinations in the following:

  • Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist

Physical address: 11161 Overbrook Road, Leawood, Kansas 66211
Phone number: (800) 499-9092

Veterans Administration (VA)

The programs offered at South Coast College are approved for the training of veterans pursuant to Title 38, United States Code. As an approved site, this institution will conduct an evaluation of previous education and training for all veterans and eligible persons, grant appropriate credit, shorten the training period proportionately, and notify the VA and student accordingly.

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