Accreditation

Cisco College is accredited to award associate-level degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Cisco College.

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.


Accreditation documentation is available to college personnel on the Intranet. If you have questions about accreditation, please contact Heather Hicks.

Cisco College QEP 2020: Making Connections.

  • Classification of Instructional Programs

    Programs Approved By:

    American Society of Health Systems
    Pharmacists Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    Texas Board of Nursing Texas
    Department of Licensing and Regulation
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

    Programs Offered by CIP Code Associate Degrees:

    • Associate of Arts, General Studies - CIP 24.0102.00
    • Associate of Science, General Studies
    • Associate of Arts, Teaching - CIP 13.1206.00

    Associate of Applied Science Degrees & Certificates:

    • Associate of Applied Science, Automotive Technology - CIP 47.0604.00
    • Level I Certificate, Automotive Performance
    • Level I Certificate, Automotive Drivability
    • Level II Certificate, Automotive Technology
    • Marketable Skills Award, Automotive Technology
    • Level I Certificate, Biotechnology Technician - CIP 41.0101.00
    • Associate of Applied Science, Business Systems Technology - CIP 52.0408.00
    • Associate of Applied Science, Child Development and Early Childhood - CIP 19.0709.00
    • Level I Certificate, Child Development and Early Childhood
    • Level II Certificate, Child Development and Early Childhood
    • Associate of Applied Science, Cosmetology - CIP 12.0413.00
    • Level I Certificate, Operator
    • Level I Certificate, Instructor
    • Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice - CIP 43.0104.00
    • Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice
    • Level II Certificate, Criminal Justice
    • Associate of Applied Science, Fire Technology - CIP 43.0201.00
    • Level I Certificate, Fire Science
    • Level II Certificate, Fire Technology
    • Level I Certificate, Basic Firefighter
    • Level I Certificate, HVACR - CIP 47.0201.00
    • Level II Certificate, HVACR
    • Associate of Applied Science, Industrial Technology - CIP 46.0401.00
    • Level I Certificate, Industrial Technology
    • Level II Certificate, Industrial Technology
    • Associate of Applied Science, Nursing - CIP 51.3801.00
    • Associate of Applied Science, Management - CIP 52.0201.00
    • Level I Certificate, Management
    • Level II Certificate, Management
    • Associate of Applied Science, Medical Assisting - CIP 51.0801.00
    • Level I Certificate, Clinical Medical Assistant
    • Level I Certificate, Administrative Medical Assistant
    • Level II Certificate, Clinical/Administrative Medical Assistant
    • Level II Certificate, Pharmacy Technician - CIP 51.0805.00
    • Level I Certificate, Real Estate Sales Person - CIP 52.1501.00
    • Associate of Applied Science, Respiratory Care and Therapy - CIP 51.0908.00
    • Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology - CIP 51.0909.00
    • Level I Certificate, Surgical Technology
    • Level I Certificate, Vocational Nursing - CIP 51.3901.00
    • Level I Certificate, Welding
    • Level I Certificate, Basic Welder - CIP 48.0508.00
    • Level I Certificate, Advanced Welding
    • Level II Certificate, Welding
  • House Bill 2504 Compliance

    Below are outlined the requirements of House Bill 2504 and details regarding Cisco College's implementation. All syllabi and curriculum vitae are presented in Adobe PDF format which may require additional software to be viewed properly. Free pdf viewer software is available at www.acrobat.com.


    HB 2504 - Section 51.974. Internet Access to Course Information.

    "Each institution of higher education, other than a medical and dental unit, as defined by Section 61.003, shall make available to the public on the institution’s Internet website for each undergraduate classroom course offered for credit by the institution: Syllabus, Curriculum Vitae for each instructor, Departmental Budgets (if available), and a Plan for Posting Student Evaluation Results."


    Course Syllabi

    "Online syllabi must satisfy the standards adopted by the institution.

    Syllabi must provide a brief description of each major course requirement, including each major assignment and examination, required/recommended reading, and a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion."

    - H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

    Cisco College Syllabi Implementation

    Cisco College makes all syllabi publically available on this website under: "Degrees & Programs" > "Catalog & Courses." Select a discipline from the page menu to view and download syllabi for all courses in that discipline from the past two years.


    Curriculum Vitae

    "Curriculum vitae made public on the institution’s Internet website for each regular instructor must list the instructor’s postsecondary education, teaching experience, and significant professional publications.

    Curriculum vitae made public on the institution’s Internet website may not include personal information, including the instructor’s home address or home telephone number."

    - H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

    Cisco College CV Implementation

    Cisco College posts curriculum vitae in two locations on this website:

    1. Select any faculty member name from the Faculty Staff Directory.
    2. Visit any department page and select the "Curriculum Vitae" link for individual faculty in the "Meet the Faculty" section.

    Budgets

    "If available, a departmental budget report from the most recent semester or other academic term during which the institution offered the course."

    - H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

    Cisco College Budget Implementation

    Cisco College does not have budget reports available by department or term.


    Additional Requirements

    "The information required must be accessible from the institution’s Internet website home page by use of not more than three links; searchable by keywords and phrases; and accessible to the public without requiring registration or use of a user name, a password, or another user identification.

    The institution shall make the information required available not later than the seventh day after the first day of classes for the semester or other academic term during which the course is offered.

    The institution shall continue to make the information available on the institution’s Internet website until at least the second anniversary of the date on which the institution initially posted the information."

    - H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

    Cisco College Additional Requirements Strategy

    All syllabi and curriculum vitae are available within 3 clicks, searchable via the homepage, and made publicly available by the seventh class day. All information is retained for a minimum of two years from initial publication date.


    Standards for Compliance

    "The institution shall update the information required as soon as practicable after the information changes.

    The governing body of the institution shall designate an Administrator to be responsible for ensuring implementation. The administrator may assign duties under this section to one or more administrative employees.

    Not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year, each institution of higher education shall submit a written report regarding the institution’s compliance with this section to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the presiding officer of each legislative standing committee with primary jurisdiction over higher education.

    Institutions of higher education included in this section shall conduct end-of-course student evaluations of faculty and develop a plan to make evaluations available on the institution’s website."

    - H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

    Cisco College Compliance

    All information is updated when courses or instructors change. An administrative position has been assigned to ensure implementation.

Hicks

For Questions Regarding Accreditation Contact:

Heather Hicks
Dean of Instruction & Academic Support/SACSCOC Liaison
Abilene Campus Office #28
325.794.4460
heather.hicks@cisco.edu