Programs And Courses

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 on June 21, 2018. Learn more about HACC's 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:

  • Art, Graphic & Interactive Design and Photography programs - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)      
    Contact:
    11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite #21
    Reston, VA 20190
    • Automotive Technology - Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
    • 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:
    9355 - 113th Street, N, #7709
    Seminole, FL 33775
    727-210-2350

    Fax: 727-210-2354
    email: mail@caahep.org

     

  • Baking and Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts - American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission
     
  • Dental Hygiene - Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, www.ada.org/en/coda
     
  • 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
    9355 - 113th St. N, #7709                   6021 University Blvd, Ste #500
    Seminole, FL 33775                             Ellicott City, MD 21043
    Phone: 727-210-2350                          Phone:443-973-3251 

    Fax: 727-210-2354                             Fax:866-738-3444
    Email: mail@caahep.org
                           
    https://www.caahep.org/               https://www.jrcdms.org/
     

  • The Early Care and Education AAS and the Early Childhood-Elementary Education AA are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 232-8777. The accreditation term runs from July, 2019 through July, 2021. 
     
  • Emergency Medical Technician - The Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bureau of EMS
     
  • Massage Therapy – National Certificate Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
    Contact:
    1901 S. Meyers Road, Suite #240
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    800-296-0664
    www.ncbtmb.org

     
  • Medical Laboratory Technology —National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)    
     Contact: NAACLS
    5600 North River Road, Suite 720 
    Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
    773-714-8880  
    info@naacls.org
    www.naacls.org

     
  • Municipal Police Academy (ACT 120) - Municipal Police Officers' Education &Training Commission (MPOETC)
     
  • Nursing - Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College), located at ONE HACC Drive, Harrisburg PA 17110-2999 is 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
    • The Practical Nursing (LPN) certificate:
      • Was originally accredited in May 1991
      • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners (September 2019) for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
      • You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
    • The Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program:
      • Was initially accredited in January 1987
      • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners (September 2019) for the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
      • You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
         
  • Paralegal Studies - Approved by the American Bar Association
     
  • Paramedic - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  (CAAHEP)
     
  • Radiologic Technology —Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)   

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

  • Respiratory Therapist (Program #200296) —Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com)

    Contact: COARC
    264 Precision Blvd
    Telford, TN 37690
    817-283-2835

    CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

  • 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.

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