Accreditation

College Accreditation

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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

HLC Standard Pathway

St Cloud Technical & Community College is on the Standard Pathway with HLC. The Standard Pathway is based on a 10-year cycle that focusses on continuous, quality assurance and improvement. The college submits annual updates to HLC related to enrollment, staffing, finances, and federal compliance. In year four of the cycle, the institution undergoes a comprehensive evaluation that allows HLC to evaluate whether the college is meeting criteria and engaging in continuous, quality improvement. Another comprehensive evaluation occurs at the end of the 10-year cycle and leads to reaffirmation of accreditation.

More information about HLC and the Standard Pathway can be found at their website.

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), 9355 113th Street N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709. 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), 9355 113th Street N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709. Telephone: (727) 210-2350 Fax: (727) 210-2350. Email: megivegivern@caahep.org, http://www.caahep.org. and Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 6021 University Blvd, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MO 21043. Telephone: (443) 973-3257. Fax: (866) 738-3444.www.jrcdms.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.

Energy Technical Specialist - Nuclear  is certified by the Nuclear Energy Institute, 1201 F St. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20004-1218, Phone 202-739-8000, Fax 202-785-4019. http://www.nei.org/

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.

The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,  Atlanta, GA 30326. 404-975-5000

Surgical Technology is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709. Telephone: (727) 210-2350 Fax: (727) 210-2350.

Surgical Technology is accredited by: Accreditation Review Counsil on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120. Telephone: (303) 694-9262.

Water Environmental Technologies is certified by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194.  Telephone:  (651) 296-6300.