State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Institutions offering distance education courses or programs must provide current and prospective students with the contact information for filing complaints with the college, its accrediting agency, and with the state agencies that handle complaints in the student’s state of residence.

The State Authorization Federal Regulation Chapter 34, ß 600.9(c)
If an institution is offering post-secondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State’s approval upon request.

SCC Accreditation


States regulate which institutions can offer education to its citizens. Southeastern Community College (SCC) must comply with the state regulation requirement based on the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. To meet this requirement, SCC has joined NC-SARA to serve students in states outside of North Carolina.

The states in which the college is authorized to serve students are located at If you reside in a state not on this list, you are not eligible to register for online classes at SCC at this time.

If you have questions, please contact a member of the Distance Learning team at SCC:

Glenda Cable, 910.788.6216,

Wendy Brock, 910.788.6235,

California is not part of NC-SARA. As an out-of-state public institution, SCC is not under the purview of the California Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education. SCC is in compliance with California regulations to offer online/distance learning programs to California residents.


SCC is a member of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Students are advised to begin the process at the institutional level.

SCC is dedicated to resolving student complaints in a timely, fair, and amicable manner. Distance Learning students attending SCC who would like to resolve an academic or non-academic related complaint should follow the student grievance process. If assistance is needed for a non-academic complaint, please contact the Director of Student Services (contact information below).

Angie Uhl-Kalev, Director of Student Services
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472

Students who wish to file a grade appeal should follow the grade appeal process, located in the Student Handbook. If assistance with an academic complaint, please contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Michael V. Ayers
Vice President of Academic Affairs
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
A Building, room 102

If a complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s complaint process, students may file a complaint with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. Please review the NC Post-Secondary Education Student Complaint Process, print and complete the NC Post-Secondary Education Complaint Form and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

Phone: 919-962-4550


If for some reason the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the next step would be to file a complaint with SCC’s accrediting agency. SCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure.

The contact information for SACS is:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Telephone: 404-679-4500


Students may also file a complaint through SARA-NC. SARA-NC is the portal for North Carolina. Students should follow the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint Form.

SARA-NC Contact Information:

SARA North Carolina
North Caroline State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
T: 855 SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
T: 919 549-8614 Ext. 4667



Professional Licensure/Certification

The programs below lead to licensure or certification. If you are considering a program at SCC that leads to licensure and/or certification and you do not live in North Carolina, please contact the appropriate Division Chair or Director of Nursing.

Health Technology

Kimberly Fine
Director of Nursing & Chair of Health Technologies – RN, MSN
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6305
R-Building, Rm 124

Program Licensure Disclosure – Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Program Licensure Disclosure – Associate in General Education Nursing

Program Licensure Disclosure – Medical Laboratory Technology

Program Licensure Disclosure – Nurse Aide Certificate (CU)

Program Licensure Disclosure – Practical Nursing (PN)

Program Licensure Disclosure – Therapeutic Diagnostic Services Nurse Aide

Program Licensure Disclosure – Therapeutic Diagnostic Services Phlebotomy

Public Service

Dr. Natalie Rackley
Division Chair of Public Service Programs/Child Development Center Director/Early Childhood Instructor
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6361

Program Licensure Disclosure – Cosmetology

Program Licensure Disclosure – Cosmetology Instructor Certificate

Program Licensure Disclosure – Manicuring Nail Technician Certificate

Program Licensure Disclosure – BLET

Program-Licensure-Disclosure-Early Childhood Education

Business & Technology

Angela Ransom, Dean of Academic Affairs
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6424

Program Licensure Disclosure – Medical Office Administration

Healthcare and Medical Occupations

Angela McDuffie, Nurse Aide Instructor
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6229

Program Licensure Disclosure – Nurse Aide I

Program Licensure Disclosure – Nurse Aide II

Program Licensure Disclosure – Medication Aide for Skilled Nursing Facility

Program Licensure Disclosure – Pharmacy Technology

Career Training

Brenda Orders, Director of Continuing Education
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6317

Program Licensure Disclosure – Dealer License Renewal

Program Licensure Disclosure – Dealer Pre-License

Program Licensure Disclosure – Electrical

Program Licensure Disclosure – Notary Public

Program Licensure Disclosure – NC E-Notary Certification

Program Licensure Disclosure – NC Escort Vehicle Cert

Program Licensure Disclosure – NC Escort Vehicle Re Cert

Program Licensure Disclosure – Serv-Safe

Program Licensure Disclosure – NC OBD

Program Licensure Disclosure – Work Zone

EMS, Fire, and CPR

Stephanie Kriner, Director of Fire/EMS Training
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6314

Program Licensure Disclosure – CPR, ACLS, PALS

Program Licensure Disclosure – EMS Programs

Program Licensure Disclosure – Fire Rescue Training Programs

Skilled Trades and Industrial Training

Steven Hulon, Director of Industrial & Workforce Training
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6232

Program Licensure Disclosure – Forklift Operator Training

Program Licensure Disclosure – NC EPA

Program Licensure Disclosure – OSHA

Program Licensure Disclosure – Manufacturing Technician

In-Service Law Enforcement

Travis Paul, Director of Public Safety & Prison Education
4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 788-6217

Program Licensure Disclosure – In Service Law Enforcement

Professional Licensure Directory


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