Central Carolina Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Central Carolina 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.
Note: The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
The college was accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Education in 1970, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1972 and reaffirmed in 1976, 1987, 1997, 2008, and 2018.
CCCC is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. Its trustees are members of the Association of Community College Trustees.
In addition to being accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a number of curriculum programs are approved by various accrediting or licensing agencies:
- The Barbering program is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners.
- The Basic Law Enforcement Training program is certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
- The Computer-Integrated Machining with an emphasis in Tool, Die, and Mold Making program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). NIMS is the nation's only ANSI accredited developer of precision manufacturing skill standards and competency assessments. NIMS certifies individual skills against standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements.
- The Cosmetology program is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts.
- The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
- The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
- The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
- The Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
- The 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).
- The Nursing Education program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
- The Radio Stations (WDCC 90.5FM and WUAW 88.3FM) have a broadcast station license from the Federal Communications Commission.
- The Veterinary Medical Technology program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Educational Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).