Accreditation | Thomas Nelson Community College


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Thomas Nelson Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Thomas Nelson Community College. All other questions about Th­omas Nelson Community College should be addressed directly to the College.

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for 2-year Colleges

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Thomas Nelson as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for two-year institutions. This certification is valid for the academic years 2017 – 2022.

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Program Accreditation


The program is fully approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. The program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (

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