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Academic Accreditation

Harrisburg Area Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted initial accreditation in April, 1967, and reaffirmed most recently in June 2007.  Visit the Middle States web pages for more information. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to award the Associate's degree, with specific programs receiving national accreditation. The following programs have earned special accreditation.
  • Automotive Technology: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

  • Business Programs: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Cardiovascular Technology (Cardiac Sonography; Invasive Cardiovascular Technology) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Culinary Arts: American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission

  • Dental Hygiene: Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

  • Dental Assisting: Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS): Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee (JRC) on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 6021 University Blvd, Ste #500, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Phone: (443)973-3251.
  • Education Programs (Early Care & Education AA & Early Childhood - Elementary Education): National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Human Services: Council for Standards in Human Service Education

  • Medical Assisting: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208. (312) 553-9355, on the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

  • Medical Laboratory Technology: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (847) 939-3597

  • Municipal Police Academy (ACT 120): Municipal Police Officers Education & Tr6 Commission (MPOETC)

  • Nuclear Medical Technology:Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

  • Paralegal Studies: approved by the American Bar Association

  • Paramedic – Emergency Medical Technician : Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Practical Nursing: Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing: Registered Nursing Licensure; National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

  • Registered Nursing: Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing: Registered Nursing Licensure; National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

  • Radiologic Technology: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, email: mail@jrcert.org

  • Respiratory Therapist: Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835

  • Surgical Technology: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
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