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

    Contact:
              6021 University Blvd, Ste #500
             
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
              443-973-3251

         
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  • 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). This is based on the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of         American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).        
             

    Contact:
                35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970 
                Chicago, IL 60601-2208 
                312-553-9355

           
         
  • 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 &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. The board includes registered         Nursing Licensure and National         League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
  • 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

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

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