HCC is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificate, diploma, and associate's degrees (HCC’s accreditation cycle with SACSCOC). Additionally, some programs are accredited through other agencies. These programs and the accrediting agencies are listed below.

  • Computer Integrated Machining
    Accredited through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Next accreditation: 2020.
  • Cosmetic Arts
    Accredited through the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Reaccredited every six months.
  • Criminal Justice Technology
    Certified through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Last certification: 2014. Next certification: 2024.
  • Early Childhood Education
    Certified through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Last certification: 2015. Next certification: 2022.
  • Fish and Wildlife Management Technology 
    Founding member of North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA). Last accreditation: 2015. Next accreditation cycle: 2019.
  • Forestry Management Technology 
    Accredited through the Society of American Foresters (SAF).  Last accreditation: 2015. Next accreditation cycle: 2025.
  • Medical Assisting
    Accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Last accreditation: 2012. Next accreditation cycle: 2020.
  • Nursing
    Accredited through the North Carolina Board of Nursing Approval for Associate Degree Nursing Program (NCBON). Last accreditation: 2016. Next accreditation cycle: 2024.