2022 NECHE Self Study

Previous NECHE Self-Studies and Reports

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Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied 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 Commission 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 the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals also may contact:

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3 Burlington Woods #100

Burlington MA 01803

Tel: 781-425-7785 Email:

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).

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.


The Nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000 or website


The Mount Wachusett Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. It is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office: 8301
Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088 Phone: 214-703-8445 Fax: 214-703-8992 Mount Wachusett Community College is approved at the Paramedic Level as an accredited training institution by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mount Wachusett Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),  3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please contact Program Director Jacqueline Shakar, 978-630-9287 or email

Practical Nurse

The PN Certificate 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 Graduates take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Veterinary Technology

MWCC’s Veterinary Technology Program was granted initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities (CVTEA) effective September 13, 2019.  Students who graduate from this program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).  Upon obtaining a successful passing score on the VTNE, an individual will be granted Veterinary Technician credentialing.