Federal regulations require a college's adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction, distance education degrees, certificates, and courses to students who live outside of the college's home state. Please note that laws regarding distance education and professional licensure and certification vary by state; consequently, compliance with state authorization requirements is an ongoing process and subject to change.
Garrett College is an approved institutional member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. With the exception of California, all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are NC-SARA member states. For more information about NC-SARA, including the states currently participating in the agreement, visit http://www.nc-sara.org/.
Professional Licensure and Certifications
Professional licensure is a process of state or other governmental entities that establish standards of practice and give legal permission to practice a profession by providing licenses or certifications to individuals who meet those standards. Requirements for professional licensure or certification vary from state to state. Certain credit and noncredit programs offered by the College are designed to meet licensure or certification requirements in the state of Maryland and may or may not meet requirements from other states.
If you plan to apply for licensure or certification in a state other than Maryland, please review our Professional Licensure webpage for information about your specific program of interest as well as contact information for the licensure and certification boards for programs of study that may lead to licensure or certification. If you need additional information regarding professional licensure or certification, please contact Affairs at 301-387-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College provides information on how to file a complaint with the College and its governing and accrediting bodies on the "Disclosures" webpage under "Institutional Information" or the "Equity and Compliance" page, under "Reporting Options", found at https://www.garrettcollege.edu/equity-and-compliance.
For information on NC-SARA's student complaint process, please visit https://www.nc-sara.org/student-complaints-process.
Garrett College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Additional consumer information disclosures can be found at https://www.garrettcollege.edu/disclosures.
Professional Licensure and Certifications Disclosures
Certain occupations, such as addictions counselors and paramedics, are regulated by state and/or government entities establishing standards of practice for the occupations or professions. These standards provide legal permission to practice those professions, through Professional Licensure or Certification, only to individuals who meet those standards. These standard requirements for professional licensure or certification may vary from state to state.
Some programs of study at Garrett College are designed to meet requirements for professional licensure or certification in Maryland. If you plan to enroll in a program that can lead to professional licensure, and you plan to apply for licensure or certification in a state other than Maryland, it is recommended that you contact that state's licensing board to determine whether the program of study and required courses meet the requirements for licensure or certification in that state. If you need help obtaining contact information, contact Academic Affairs at 301-387-3039 or email@example.com.
Addictions Counseling A.A.S
This program prepares students for careers in addiction counseling. The curriculum provides theoretical coursework along with practical, hands-on instruction and field experience necessary to attain certification as a certified supervised alcohol and drug counselor (CSC-AD) in the state of Maryland. Successful graduates are also prepared for transfer to a 4-year institution for further study in psychology, social work, or related human services programs. Students already possessing a bachelor's degree who are seeking the coursework and supervised fieldwork needed to become certified in addictions counseling can also benefit from this program.
Garrett College cannot confirm whether this program or courses meet requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state's licensing board to determine whether the GC courses or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need help finding contact information for your state, or if you need information regarding professional licensure, contact Academic Affairs at 301-387-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paramedic Studies A.A.S. and Certificate
The Paramedic Studies and Certificate curriculum is designed to provide instruction in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains which will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required for work in the emergency medical services (EMS) field.
Areas of study include human anatomy and physiology, airway management, patient assessment, medical and trauma emergencies, clinical skills, professional ethics and other related topics. Students enrolled in this program are taught to work in the field as an extension of the emergency room.
The Paramedic Studies and Certificate program is a special admissions program. Admission to Garrett College does not guarantee admission to the Paramedic Studies and Certificate program; specific eligibility and admission requirements must be met.
The emergency medical services-paramedic training program at Garrett College is designed to prepare students to obtain National Registry Paramedic (NRP) certification. Students successfully completing the training will be qualified in advanced emergency care through a competency-based educational program and will be well prepared to enter the workforce as paramedics in the emergency medical services field. NRP certification is based on national standards and credentials should be accepted by most states. If you need help finding contact information for your state, or if you need information regarding professional licensure, contact Academic Affairs at 301-387-3039 or email@example.com.
Professional & Technical Studies-Machining Concentration A.A.S.
The Professional & Technical Studies A.A.S. with Machining Concentration degree curriculum is designed to provide theory along with practical, hands-on instruction enabling students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the workforce as trained manual and CNC machinists.
The Machining program (both credit and noncredit) at Garrett College is designed to prepare students to obtain credentials through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students successfully completing the program will be prepared to test for the following Machining Level I credentials:
CNC Mill Operations
CNC Milling Programming Setup & Operations
CNC Lathe Operations
CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations
Drill Press I
Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
Measurement, Materials & Safety
Turning I (Between Centers)
NIMS certification is based on national standards and should be accepted by most states/employers. If you need help finding contact information for your state, or if you need information regarding professional licensure, contact Academic Affairs at 301-387-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.