Accreditation

Spokane Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224
www.nwccu.org

In addition to NWCCU accreditation, a number of SCC programs hold specialized accreditation from agencies or professional associations.

SCC Program of Study Degree Level Accrediting Organization/Agency Accreditation Status
Dental Assisting AAS Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Approval without Reporting Requirements
Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary License Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission Approved
Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Initial Accreditation Granted
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology AAS Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accredited
Non-Invasive Cardiovascular/Echocardiography AAS Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accredited
Vascular Technology AAS Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accredited
Surgical Technology AAS Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accredited
Medical Assisting Certificate Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accredited
Nursing AAS National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (ACEN) Accredited
Pharmacy Technician AAS Washington State Board of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC)
Accredited
Radiology Technology AAS Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Accredited
Respiratory Care AAS Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Continuing Accreditation
Culinary Arts AAS American Culinary Federation Accredited
Health Information Management AAS Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Accredited
Paralegal and Legal Nurse Program AAS American Bar Association Approved
Natural Resources AAS Society of American Foresters Accredited