Tri-County Community College operates within the North Carolina Community College System.

Tri-County Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Tri-County 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 (

The College is also approved by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts, the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, the North Carolina Board of Nursing, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Tri-County Community College is an equal employment opportunity college. It operates in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title VII and Title VIII of the Public Health Act, as amended by the Comprehensive Health Manpower Act of 1971; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Executive Order 11246, and thus recognizes its responsibility for the development and practice of equal employment opportunities and educational services that do not discriminate against employee, student or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Specific complaints of alleged discrimination under Title IX (sex) and Section 504 (handicap) should be referred to: the Vice President for Instructional Services at 828-835-4254 or the Affirmative Action Officer at 828-835-4202.

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