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

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)      
    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)

    9355 - 113th Street, N, #7709
    Seminole, FL 33775

    Fax: 727-210-2354


  • 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,
  • 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

  • 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)
    1901 S. Meyers Road, Suite #240
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

  • Medical Laboratory Technology —National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)    
     Contact: NAACLS
    5600 North River Road, Suite 720 
    Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

  • Municipal Police Academy (ACT 120) - Municipal Police Officers' Education &Training Commission (MPOETC)
  • 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)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    Phone: 404-975-5000
    Fax: 404-975-5020

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

      Contact: JRCERT
      20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
      Chicago, IL 60606-3182

  • Respiratory Therapist —Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

    Contact: COARC
    264 Precision Blvd
    Telford, TN 37690

  • 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.