Accreditation

 

Governance
Pueblo Community College is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, which comprises thirteen state system community colleges. The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) is the central policy and coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education and establishes policy on legislative, academic, and fiscal matters.

Link to the Higher Learning Commission Website

Accreditation
Pueblo Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org, 312.263.0456), 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. In addition, several programs hold approval or accreditation from national and state level associations and agencies.

Culinary Arts Program
Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095; Telephone: 800.624.9458.

Dental Assisting Program
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678; Telephone: 312.440.2500.

Dental Hygiene Program
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678; Telephone: 312.440.2500.

Emergency Medical Services Program
The Pueblo Community College Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions. (CoAEMSP)

Medical Coding - Certified program by AHIMA

NursingPractical Nursing Program and Associate Degree Nursing Program
Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditating Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Telephone: 404.975.5000, www.nlnac.org. Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Telephone: 301.652.2682.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/.

Psychiatric Technician Program
Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

Respiratory Care Program
The Pueblo Community College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 12248 Harwood Road, Bedford,TX 76021-4244; Telephone: 817.283.2835.

Certification
The following programs have received certification as designated:

Automotive Collision Technology
Certified by National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) under the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) guidelines, 101 Blue Seal Drive S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; Telephone: 703.669.6650. Certified by Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) Guidelines, 2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 450, Troy, MI, 48084; Telephone: 888.339.2937. Partner of I-CAR Training Alliance, I-CAR Education Foundation, 5125 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192; Telephone: 800.422.7872.

Automotive Service Technology
Certified by National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) under the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) guidelines, 101 Blue Seal Drive S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; Telephone: 703.669.6650. Certified by Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) guidelines, 2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 450, Troy, MI 48084; Telephone: 888.339.2937.

Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy
Certified by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST), 1525 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203; Telephone: 303.866.5692

     
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