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Blue Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Blue Ridge Community College may also offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Blue Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404)-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

The associate degree curricula of the College have also been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The Veterinary Technology program’s veterinary clinic holds a permit issued by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine of the Department of Health Professions and the program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The Nursing program is approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by:
The ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Telephone 404-975-5000

The Automotive Analysis and Repair program is certified by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF).

The Blue Ridge Community College Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s).  However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

All degree programs offered at the College are approved by the State Department of Education for payment of veteran’s educational benefits.