Southwest Tech is proud to maintain its standing with the leading accrediting agencies in many of our program fields.

Program Accreditations

Programs Professional Accreditations
Automotive Technician NATEF Master Accreditation by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
Certified Firefighter courses The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
Cancer Information Management National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
Emergency Medical Training (EMS) Wisconsin Department of Health Services Licensure
Health Information Technology Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Medical Assistant Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Midwife (Direct Entry) Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)
Nursing (Associate Degree) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Physical Therapist Assistant Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Welding American Welding Society (AWS)
Law Enforcement Academy Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau
200 Hour Jail Academy Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau

Program Licensure

The information below is taken from the Professional Licensure Notification document .

As required by federal statute, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College provides the following information for its occupational programs that are designed to lead to a license required for employment in the occupation.

In general, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College will not make a determination of licensure eligibility for states from which a small percentage of program students enroll.

Program License Working in Wisconsin Working in Other States
EMT/AEMT Wisconsin EMT-Intermediate EMT (AEMT) Licensure Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement 720 Academy Law Enforcement Officer Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Midwife (Direct Entry) Wisconsin Certified Professional Midwife Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Early Childhood Education The Registry Level 12 Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
EMT-Paramedic Wisconsin EMT Licensure Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certified Nursing Assistant Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Nursing (Associate Degree) Registered Nurse Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Physical Therapist Assistant Physical Therapist Assistant (through NPTE) Prepares for WI State Licensure Eligibility Not Determined
Updated September 2021

Distance Education Authorization

Southwest Tech is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) initiative, which makes academic programs available to students outside of Wisconsin. Visit the Complaint Process page to learn more about filing a distance learning complaint.

Licensure Approval

NC-SARA seal

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.