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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Approved States & Territories for Distance Learning 

Lehigh Carbon Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We’re authorized as an institution of higher education by the state of Pennsylvania.   

NC-Sara Seal of ParticipationLCCC participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA helps expand students’ access to education by regulating distance education programs. This helps improve the quality of postsecondary distance education programs around the country by establishing national standards.  

LCCC may only offer online courses and internships in other SARA member states in accordance with the terms and provisions of SARA. The state a student resides in while completing an educational activity, such as an internship or an online course, is the state that has authority to regulate the activity. 

Not sure if your state or territory is a member of SARA? The charts below can help.

As a SARA institution, LCCC is approved to offer distance education to students in the following states and territories of the United States of America. 

Alabama Kansas New Jersey Texas
Alaska Kentucky New Mexico Utah
Arizona Louisiana New York Vermont
Arkansas Maine North Carolina Virginia
Colorado Maryland North Dakota Washington
Connecticut Michigan Ohio Washington D.C.
(District of Columbia)
Delaware Minnesota Oklahoma West Virginia
Georgia Mississippi Oregon Wisconsin
Hawaii Missouri Puerto Rico Wyoming
Idaho Montana Rhode Island
Illinois Nebraska South Carolina
Indiana Nevada South Dakota
Iowa New Hampshire Tennessee

Restricted States and Territories

At this time, LCCC cannot offer distance education to students in the following states and territories of the United States of America. 

American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands

For the most up-to-date list of SARAapproved states, please visit:

State Licensing and Credential Requirements

Career positions in certain fields require state licensing and/or credentials based on each state’s requirements. Lehigh Carbon Community College does its best to ensure that the appropriate licensing is obtained or can be obtained by a student graduating our programs. However, we cannot guarantee that all license requirements are met in every state. Our most recent information about licensing by state can be found on these specific program pages.

Early Childhood Education A.A.S.
Nursing A.A.S.
Practical Nursing Certificate

Out-of-State Student Complaint Process

Students taking online classes at LCCC who are from out of state should attempt to resolve any academic issues or complaints with the College first.

In the unlikely event LCCC is unable to resolve your complaint, students in SARA member states may lodge an appeal with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The SARA consumer protection provisions require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to investigate and resolve allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity by LCCC, including the provision of false or misleading information.

To file a complaint with the state of Pennsylvania, please submit a completed Higher Education Complaint Form  to:

Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Fax: 717-772-3622
E-mail: (for submission of form or questions)

Students can also make a complaint in their residing state

Online Programs

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Academic Advising

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Tips for Successful Online Learning

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