Accreditation and Memberships

This is an archived copy of the 2019-2020 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.lorainccc.edu.

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The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Lorain County Community College to award the associate of arts, the associate of science, the associate of arts in teacher education, the associate of applied business, the associate of applied science, the associate of individualized studies, the associate of technical studies, the bachelor of applied science, competency-based education and certificates.

The Higher Learning Commission is located at:

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone (800) 621-7440
Fax (312) 263-7462
Email at info@hlcommission.org, or visit www.ncahlc.org.

  • Lorain County Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the Open Pathway.
  • The associate degree nursing program is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 17 South High Street Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43215-3947.
  • The practical degree nursing is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 17 South High Street Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43215-3947.
  • The associate degree and practical nursing programs are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5020 or visit www.acenursing.org.
  • The Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) is approved by the Ohio Department of Health, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 752-8285 or email at natcep@odh.ohio.gov.
  • The clinical laboratory science technology program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency For Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Ste. 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 or visit https://www.naacls.org.
  • The phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Ste. 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880 or email at info@naacls.org.
  • The radiologic technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300 or visit http://www.jrcert.org.
  • The diagnostic medical sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.CAAHEP.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350 or visit http://www.caahep.org.
  • Surgical technology programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 35 East Wacker Dr., Ste 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208, (312) 533-9355 or visit www.caahep.org.
  • The medical assisting program at Lorain County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the curriculum review board of The American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 20 North Wacker Drive, Ste 1575, Chicago, IL 60606-2903, (800) 228-2262.
  • The emergency medical services courses (EMSB and EMSP) are accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Charles D. Shipley Building, 1970 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 182081 182073, Columbus, OH 43218-2081 2073, (614) 466-9447 or email at askems@dps.state.oh.us.
  • The physical therapist assisting program at Lorain County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 706-3245, email: accreditation@apta.org or website: www.capteonline.org.
  • The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, (301) 652-2682 or visit www.acoteonline.org.
  • The dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of The American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, (312) 440-4653 or visit www.ada.org/100.aspx.
  • The art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design Commission on Accreditation, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, (703) 437-0700, email at info@arts-accredit.org.
  • The computer maintenance and networking major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 347-7700, or visit www.abet.org.
  • The applied electronics major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 347-7700, or visit www.abet.org.

The College holds memberships with:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers;
  • American Association of Community Colleges;
  • American Society of Microbiology;
  • American Society for Quality;
  • Association of College Unions-International;
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD);
  • Association of Institutional Research;
  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters;
  • Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA);
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL);
  • Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. (CCID);
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation;
  • Council on Competitiveness;
  • Institute for International Education (IIE);
  • Midwest ACE (MWACE);
  • Midwest Institute of International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE);
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators; National Academic Advising Association (NACADA);
  • National Association for Campus Activities;
  • National Association of College and Admissions Counselors;
  • National Association of College Stores;
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE);
  • National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE);
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD);
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA);
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators;
  • National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA);
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA);
  • National Center of Academic Transformations;
  • National Center for Welding Education and Training;
  • National Coalition of Advanced Technologies Centers (NCATC);
  • The National Council of LaRaza;
  • The National Council for Workforce Education;
  • National Cyberwatch Center;
  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA);
  • National League of Nursing;
  • National Science Teachers Association;
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD);
  • North Central Association;
  • Northeast Consortium for Career Advancement;
  • Ohio Academy of Science;
  • Ohio Arts Presenters Network;
  • Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling;
  • Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC);
  • Ohio Association of Community Colleges Human Resources;
  • Ohio Association on Higher Education and Disability (Ohio AHEAD);
  • Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP);
  • Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA);
  • Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges;
  • Ohio Campus Compact (OCC);
  • Ohio Career Development Association (OCDA);
  • Ohio Chief Student Affairs Officers (OCSAO);
  • Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Early Childhood Programs;
  • The Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA);
  • Ohio News Media Association;
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy;
  • Phi Theta Kappa Society;
  • Regional Information Technology Engagement Board;
  • Society for Human Resources (CUPA-HR);
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME);
  • Society of Professional Journalists;
  • United States Fab Lab Network (USFLN);
  • The United States Institute of Theater Technology (USITT);
  • University System of Ohio.

All 14 colleges and universities in Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The College is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement to issue certification for non-immigrant students who wish to study in the United States.