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State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college's adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction
in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Acot of 2008, Amended 2010.
Distance Learning Student Compliant Process for In State and Out of State Students
McDowell Technical Community College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner.
Students residing in or out of the State of North Carolina while attending MTCC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College's
Student Grievance Procedure.
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution's grievance procedure, the individual may file a complaint with the following office:
Post-Secondary Education Complaints, c/o Assistant Director of Licensure and Workforce Studies, University of North Carolina General Administration.
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, telephone (919) 962-4558, email@example.com.
The individual may contact UNC General Administration for further details.
The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies.
Student Complaint Information by State and Agency
Directory of State Authorization Agencies and Lead Contacts
McDowell Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
At this time McDowell Technical Community College is not currently authorized to offer Distance Learning cources in any other state. As part of the
State Authorization process we are pursuing reciprocity with multiple states.
McDowell Technical Community College is working to achieve compliance as established in HEOA 600.9 (c).
If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)
MTCC is currently authorized to operate in, or authorization is not required in the following states: