The College of Southern Maryland (formerly Charles County Community College) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange St.  4th Floor, MB #166 Wilmington, DE 19801, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-974-2971.  

The Commission makes available to all institutional constituencies, including the general public, the opportunity to submit comments regarding the CSM’s compliance with standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, policies and procedures, and applicable federal regulatory requirements by December 31, 2023.

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Program-Specific Accreditation

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119,

Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000,

Physical Therapist Assistant

The CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Accounting, Business Administration, and Business Management

Business degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and Business Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913-339-9356,

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Driver Training

The Entry Level Driver Training is approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590, 800-832-5660,

EMS Paramedic

The College of Southern Maryland EMS program is approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (653 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, 800-762-7157).

The EMS paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Health Information Management

The Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028-2029. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at

Special Designations:

Cybersecurity: This program has been designated as a CAE-CDE 2Y - National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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