2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Accreditation


""


Southeast Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500,
Chicago, IL 60604, 800.621.7440


The South Dakota Board of Education has approved Southeast Tech to grant the associate of applied science degree, diplomas and certificates. Many Southeast Tech programs maintain specialized accreditations. Some of these include:

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

AGENCY

Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Southeast Technical College’s Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Marketing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology

The Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology programs are certified
as Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) programs by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF).

ASE Education Foundation Logo



 
Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation

 101 Blue Seal Drive SE, Suite 101
 Leesburg, VA 20175
 702-669-6600
 www.aseeducationfoundation.org

Cardiovascular Sonography

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Southeast Tech Cardiac Sonography Program upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).

CAAHEP Logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
 Seminole, FL 33775
 727-210-2350
 www.caahep.org/

 JRC-CVT
 Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology
 1449 Hill Street
 Whitinsville, MA 01588
 978-456-5594
 www.jrccvt.org

 ARDMS
 American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
 Rockville, MD 20852-1402
 301-738-8401 or 800-541-9754
 www.ardms.org

Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. CODA can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

ACCREDITATION DISCLOSURE

The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) has authorized graduates of Southeast Technical College’s Dental Assisting program to earn credentialing through DANB’s Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification program. Graduates from Southeast Tech’s Dental Assisting program will be eligible to complete the CDA certification.

Approval to become a certified Dental Assistant is determined by each state’s department of dentistry. In South Dakota, Southeast Tech’s Dental Assisting program is authorized by the South Dakota Board of Dentistry. Graduates are eligible to apply for certification in South Dakota upon graduation and are not required to pass the DANB’s CDA examination.

Dental Assisting National Board Logo
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Southeast Tech Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS.)

CAAHEP Logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
 Seminole, FL 33775​
 727-210-2350
 www.caahep.org/

 JRC-DMS
 Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
 Ellicott City, MD 21043
 443-973-3251
 www.jrcdms.org

 ARDMS
 American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
 Rockville, MD 20852-1402
 301-738-8401 or 800-541-9754
 www.ardms.org

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is accredited through the HVAC
Excellence Accreditation program.

HVAC Excellence Logo
  HVAC Excellence Programmatic Accreditation
  1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  Washington, DC  20006
  http://www.hvacexcellence.org/accreditation.aspx
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology 

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Southeast Tech Invasive Cardiovascular Program upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).

CAAHEP Logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
 Seminole, FL 33775​
 727-210-2350
 www.caahep.org/

 CCI
 Cardiovascular Credentialing International
 1500 Sunday Drive Suite 102
 Raleigh, NC 27607
 800-326-0268
 www.cci-online.org

 JRC-CVT
 Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology 
 1449 Hill Street
 Whitinsville, MA 01588
 978-456-5594
 www.jrccvt.org

Law Enforcement Science

Law Enforcement Science is approved by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission.

 South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission
 1302 E Highway 14, Suite 5
 Pierre, SD  57501
 605-773-3584
 http://dci.sd.gov/LawEnforcementTraining/StandardsandTrainingCommission.aspx

Licensed Practical Nurse

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program has full approval status from the South Dakota Board of Nursing.


ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION IN NURSING

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) nursing program at Southeast Technical College located in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Huron, S.D., is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is September 2023.  

View the public information disclosed by ACEN regarding this program.


 South Dakota Board of Nursing
 4305 S Louise Ave, Suite 201
 Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315
 605-362-2760
 doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
 

 ACEN Accreditation SealAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
 Atlanta, GA 30326
 (404) 975-5000
 http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assisting Program at Southeast Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

CAAHEP Logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
 Seminole, FL 33775​
 727-210-2350
 www.caahep.org/
Paramedic Science

The Paramedic Science program at Southeast Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

CAAHEP Logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
 Seminole, FL 33775
 727-210-2350
 www.caahep.org
Registered Nurse

The associate Registered Nursing program at Southeast Technical College is located in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Huron, S.D 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Registered Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. The date of the last site visit was February 25-27, 2020, and the next site visit is scheduled for Spring 2028. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF NURSING

Southeast Tech’s Registered Nurse (RN) program has full approval status from the South Dakota Board of Nursing.

ACEN Accreditation Seal Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
 Atlanta, Georgia  30326
 404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org/


South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S Louise Ave, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315
605-362-2760
doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing

Surgical Technology

The Southeast Tech Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).

 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
 Seminole, FL 33775​
 727-210-2350
 www.caahep.org/
Veterinary Technician

Southeast Technical College is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) as a program for educating veterinary technicians.


 


American Veterinary Medical Association 

 

 

Welding

Southeast Tech is the first Accredited Test Facility (ATF) in South Dakota through the American Welding Society. Diploma students earn two AWS welding certifications by completing the program.

American Welding Society Logo