Since 1981, Southeast Technical Institute has maintained accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 312.263.0456.
In December 2006, Southeast Tech was officially accepted into the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) pathway for accreditation.
HLC discontinued the AQIP pathway in Summer 2018, and Southeast Tech moved to the Open Pathway. The Open Pathway is a process through which an already-accredited institution in good accreditation standing can maintain accreditation through a series of activities over a 10 year period. The pathway is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The pathway requires the institute to follow a specific accreditation cycle:
- Annually: Submit an Institutional Update to assure federal compliance and identify any changes needing HLC follow up.
- Year 4: Complete an Assurance Review by providing documentation that demonstrates the institute is fulfilling HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The materials are reviewed by a peer review team with official action from the Institutional Actions Council (IAC).
- Year 5-9: Undertake a Quality Initiative project focusing on a specific aspect of the institute for improvement. HLC peer reviewers approve the initial project proposal as well as the final report of the project’s outcomes.
- Year 10: Undergo a Comprehensive Evaluation to ensure the institute is meeting the Criteria for Accreditation, pursuing institutional improvement, and complying with certain requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education. The review leads to the Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Many Southeast Tech programs maintain specialized accreditations.
Some of these include:
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
101 Blue Seal Drive SE, Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
The Cardiac Sonography, Vascular Sonography, Invasive Cardiovascular, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, and Surgical Technology programs are accredited by CAAHEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
View current award information for: Cardiac Sonography , Vascular Sonography , Invasive Cardiovascular , Diagnostic Medical Sonography , Electroneurodiagnostic Technology , and Surgical Technology .
South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S Louise Ave, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standard and Training Commission
1302 E Highway 14, Suite 5
Pierre, SD 57501
HVAC Excellence Programmatic Accreditation
1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
View current award information
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
135 S LaSalle St, Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60603-4810
View current award information
American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
33 W Monroe St, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603