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Academic Accreditation



Academic Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency. It is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It accredited HACC initially in April of 1967. They reaffirmed this accreditation most recently in June 2007. Learn more about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Contact the Middle States Commission on Higher Education:
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-284-5000

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized HACC to award the Associate's degree. Specific programs receive national accreditation.

HACC Programs With Special Accreditation
Multiple programs have earned special accreditation. These programs include:

  • Arts - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)      
    Contact:
    11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite #21
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Automotive Technology - National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
     
  • Business Programs - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
     
  • Cardiovascular Technology - Both Invasive and Sonography programs
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)

    Contact:
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
    Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763

  • 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). This is based on the recommendation by the Joint Review Committee (JRC) on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.   

    Contact: CAAHEP                                 Contact: JRCEDMS
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North               6021 University Blvd, Ste #500
    Suite 158                                               Ellicott City, MD 21043
    Clearwater, FL 33763                           443-973-3251

     

  • Education Programs -
    • Early Care & Education AA & Early Childhood - Elementary Education
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
       
  • Emergency Medical Technician - The Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bureau of EMS
     
  • Human Services —Council for Standards in Human Service Education
    Contact:
    Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
    3337 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    571-257-3959
     info@cshse.org

     
  • Medical Assisting —Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This is based on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

    Contact: CAAHEP                        Contact: MAERB
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North     20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
    Suite 158                                     Chicago, IL 60606
    Clearwater, FL 33763                 1-800-228-2262

  • Medical Laboratory Technology —National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)    
     Contact:
    5600 North River Road, Suite 720 
    Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
    847-939-3597  
  • Municipal Police Academy (ACT 120) - Municipal Police Officers' Education &Training 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 - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  (CAAHEP)
     
  • Nursing - Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) - These programs are accredited by the Accreditation
    Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    Contact:
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    Phone: (404) 975-5000
    Fax: (404) 975-5020
    Email: info@acenursing.org
    Web: www.acenursing.org

     
  • Radiologic Technology —Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)   

      Contact:
      20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
      Chicago, IL 60606-3182
      312-704-5300
      mail@jrcert.org

       
  • Respiratory Therapist —Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com)

    Contact:
    1248 Harwood Road
    Bedford, TX 76021-4244
    817-283-2835

  • Surgical Technology —Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) based on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology.