Accreditation

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Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one that 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 NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality 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 the status of an institution’s accreditation by the NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the association:

Commission of Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022

Industry Specific Accreditations

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program has National ASE Certification in the areas of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension and steering from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in accordance with standards developed and recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Technicians

The CLS program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, telephone (773)-714-8880. Graduates of the CLS program will be eligible to take the national certification examination, such as those offered by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology or the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel.

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which is a specialized accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Review Board: CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone (727) 210-2350.

Nursing

The Nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 (800) 669-1656, ext. 153 or website www.acenursing.org.

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. For more information, please call 978-630-9292.

Practical Nurse

The PN Certificate is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing. Graduates take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).