Accreditation is the formal process by which colleges and universities are authorized to award college credit and degrees. Santa Fe Community College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1983, and its accreditation was last renewed in 2002.
See the AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) page for more information baout SFCC's institutional accreditation.
The college also offers several programs that are separately accredited by the profession-specific accrediting organizations listed in the chart below.
|SFCC:||The Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
|Nursing:||NLN Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
New York, NY 10006
www.nlnac.org or www.nln.org
|New Mexico Board of Nursing
4206 Louisiana NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
|Dental Assisting:||The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.|
|Early Childhood:||The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs
a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
1509 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1426
|Paramedic:||Committee on Accreditation of Education of Programs for the
EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
|State Approved Training Site
State of New Mexico EMS Bureau
1301 Siler Road, Building F
Santa Fe, NM 87507
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