Accreditation

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
http://www.ncahlc.org/

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

SCTCC is a participant in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) which emphasizes two purposes for accreditation: assuring quality and stimulating improvement. AQIP infuses the principles of continuous quality improvement and systems thinking into the academic culture.

The AQIP Model
AQIP offers nine categories to structure key institutional systems and performance results. These categories are monitored in a Systems Portfolio to examine processes while ensuring energy and resources are invested in ways that help achieve institutional goals.
The nine AQIP categories are:
1. Helping Students Learn
2. Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives
3. Understanding Students' and Other Stakeholders' Needs
4. Valuing People
5. Leading and Communicating
6. Supporting Institutional Operations
7. Measuring Effectiveness
8. Planning Continuous Improvement
9. Building Collaborative Relationships

SCTCC Systems Portfolio - June 2014

SCTCC Systems Portfolio - June 2010

Program Accreditation

In addition, several programs are accredited, licensed or approved by national, state or program specific agencies:

Automotives, Auto Body Repair and Medium/Heavy Truck is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Telephone: (703) 669-6650.

Cardiovascular Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Telephone: (727) 210-2350 Fax: (727) 210-2350. Email: megivegivern@caahep.org, http://www.caahep.org.

Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) which is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission can be contacted at (312) 440-4563 or (800) 621-8099 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or www.ada.org.

Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, allowing students to sit for national board examinations. CODA contact information: (800) 621-8099 -or- (312) 440-4653, (800) 621-8099. www.ada.org

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Generalist is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Telephone: (727) 210-2350 Fax: (727) 210-2350. Email: megivegivern@caahep.org, http://www.caahep.org.

Electrical Construction Technology is certified by the Minnesota Board of Electricity, 1821 University Avenue, Suite S-128, St. Paul, MN 55101, Telephone: (651) 642-0800.

Emergency and Safety Education is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) to teach First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and an approved program for the American Heart Association and National Safety Council courses.

Health Information Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 223 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800. Telephone: (312) 223-1100 www.cahiim.org.

Nursing is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. State of Minnesota Board of Nursing, 2829 University Avenue SE, 2nd floor, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253. Telephone: (612) 617-2270, (888) 234-2690.

Nursing Assistant is approved by the Minnesota Department of Health, 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300, P.O. Box 64501, St. Paul, MN 55164-0501, Telephone: (651) 215-8705.

Paramedicine is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) and nationally accredited by the “Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions” (CoAEMSP), 1248 Hardwood Road, Beadford, TX 76021-4244, Telephone: (817) 283-9403.

Practical Nursing is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. State of Minnesota Board of Nursing, 2829 University Avenue SE, 2nd floor, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253. Telephone: (612) 617-2270, (888) 234-2690.

Surgical Technology is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Telephone: (727) 210-2350 Fax: (727) 210-2350.

 

Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303