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State Authorization

Distance Learning Information for
Out of State Students

State Authorization, included in the Higher Education Opportunity Act – 2008, requires educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide instruction in their states. In order to comply with these federal regulations, James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) may not accept students who are located outside of North Carolina if the College does not meet that state’s requirements.  To be compliant, JSCC must secure authorization from a student’s state of location before allowing the student to enroll in online courses.  Students should contact the Admissions Specialist at wedwards@jamessprunt.edu or 910-275-6364 for more information.

Distance Learning Complaint Procedures
for In-State and Out-State Students

Any student has the right of appeal on grievances resulting from any action taken by the college which affects a student’s academic standing or the student’s status within the academic program.  This procedure applies to all students regardless of their location.  The proper procedure for student appeals (p. 121) is found in the JSCC College Catalog.

If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the grievance procedure at JSCC, the individual may file a complaint with their state of residence.  In North Carolina, the University of North Carolina System Office (UNC-System Office) is the agency that handles such complaints.  The Student Complaint Policy and the Student Complaint Form are found at the UNC-System Office Post-Secondary Education Complaints website.

JSCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure.  Complaints may be filed with the Commission only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard by JSCC.  The contact information for SACSCOC is

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097
Telephone: 404-679-4500
Website: 
www.sacscoc.org

Additional Costs and Requirements Associated with Distance Education

Students enrolled in Distance Education at James Sprunt Community are not charged separate fees associated with these courses.  Some assignments may require students to have additional hardware such as a webcam and microphone which will be listed in the course syllabus.  This technology may also be required for online proctored exams.  If a student must take a proctored exam and requests to test at a non-JSCC site, the student is responsible for finding an acceptable testing site and obtaining approval from their instructor.  Any fees charged by the remote proctoring site is the responsibility of the student.

Licensure and Certification Programs

The following programs or courses at James Sprunt Community College lead to licensure or certification in the state of North Carolina.  The licensing organization links are provided for your convenience to learn more about the requirements from the respective licensing organization.  Students planning to practice outside of North Carolina should review the program links to determine if the program meets educational requirements in their planned state of employment.  For more information, contact the individual listed.

 

Program

Licensure/Certification Organization

JSCC Program Contact

Agribusiness, Animal Science and Swine Management. License: Private/Commercial Pesticide

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Ken Jones
kjones@jamessprunt.edu,
910-275-6292

Associate Degree Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Susan Long
slong@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6272

Barber Training

North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Basic Law Enforcement Training

North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

Ken Jones
kjones@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6292

Cosmetology

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

Ken Jones
kjones@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6292 (Curriculum)
Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198 (CE)

CPR

North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Emergency Medical Basic/Advanced

North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

HVAC

North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Manicurist

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Medication Aide

NC Division of Health Service Regulation

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Medical Assistant

American Association of Medical Assistants

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Notary Public

North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Nurse Aide I

NC Division of Health Service Regulation

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Nurse Aide II

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Paramedic

North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technical Certification Board

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Phlebotomy

American Society for clinical Pathology Board of Certification

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Practical Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Susan Long
slong@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6272

Waste Water

North Carolina Environmental Quality

Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198

Welding

American Welding Society

Ken Jones
kjones@jamessprunt.edu, 910-275-6292 (Curriculum)
Gloria Wiggins
gwiggins@jamessprunt.edu
910-275-6198 (CE)

CONTACT INFO

Heather Lanier
Director of Distance Learning
Phone: 910-275-6261
Email: hlanier@jamessprunt.edu

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing. – Donna J. Abernathy