Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 17

Section Two
Darton State College, formerly Albany Junior College, was founded in 1963 by the Board
of Regents of the University System of Georgia when the citizens of Albany and Dougherty
County approved a bond referendum for the original land and buildings. The first classes
were offered by the college in 1966.
Darton State College is a State College that offers select baccalaureate degree
programs, two-year transfer and career degrees and one-year certificate programs.
Graduates of transfer programs continue their studies at four-year colleges or universities,
while graduates of career programs generally enter the work force upon receiving their two-
year degrees. Just over 50 percent of the students enrolled at Darton State College are
traditional students immediately out of high school. Non-traditional students, who have
been out of high school for five years or more, make up the rest of the student body.
To meet the needs of the community, Darton offers day, evening, weekend, and online
classes. Students may earn degrees by attending college in the traditional classroom
setting, or online.
Darton State College is accredited by the
o award Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call
404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Darton State College.
The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission’s access and contact numbers is
to enable interested constituents
(1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution,
(2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or
(3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard
or requirement.
Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid,
educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not the
Commission’s office.
Specific programs of study and their accreditors follow:
Nursing Program –
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343
Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone (404) 975-5000 FAX (404)-
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- A candidate for accreditation by the Accrediting
Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 975-5020
Cancer Registry Management Program
– Accredited by the National Cancer Registrars
Association, Formal Education Program Review Committee, 1340 Braddock Place, Suite
203, Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: 703-299-6640, ext. 314,
Cardiovascular Technology Program –
Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on
Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT), 1449 Hill Street Whitinsville, MA
01588-1032. Phone (978) 456-5594.
Through the Committee on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street,
Clearwater, FL, 33756. Phone (727) 210-2350, Fax (727) 210-2354
Darton State College is one of only thirty-three programs in the entire United States with
such designation.
Dental Hygiene Program -
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized
accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The
Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312)440-2568 or at 211 East
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