Accreditation

Lakeland Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, phone: 800.621.7440, http://www.hlcommission.org

Specific program accreditations include:

Dental Hygiene - Commission on Dental Accreditation - American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, phone: 800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653

Early Childhood Education - NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation

Emergency Management Planning and Administration - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), 1812 W. Tyler Ave., Stillwater, OK 74078, phone:  405.744.8303

Emergency Medical Technology: Basic - Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical Fire and Transportation Services, Ohio Department of Public Safety (state certification), 1970 West Board St., Columbus, OH 43223

Emergency Medical Technology: Paramedic - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, http://www.caahep.org, phone:  727.210.2350; Committee on Accreditation for EMS Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75008; and Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical Fire and Transportation Services, Ohio Department of Public Safety (state certification), 1970 West Board St., Columbus, OH 43223

Fire Science Technology - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), 1812 W. Tyler Ave., Stillwater, OK 74078, phone:  405.744.8303.  Recognized and listed by the National Fire Academy - Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program, United States Fire Administration, 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21717

Health Information Management Technology - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIM), 200 East Randolph St., Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601, phone: 312.233.1100.

Histotechnology - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, phone: 773.714.8880

Medical Assisting - The Lakeland Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone: 727.210.2350, http://www.caahep.org

Medical Laboratory Technology - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, phone: 773.714.8880.

Nursing - Approved by Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 S. High St., Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43215, phone: 614.466.3947, http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/ and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326, phone 404.975.5000, http://www.acenursing.org/

Nursing Assistant - The nursing assistant program is an approved NATCEP program by the Ohio Department of Health, https://www.odh.ohio.gov/

Occupational Therapy Assistant - The occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is http://acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Paralegal Studies Program - Approved by the American Bar Association

Radiologic Technology - JRCERT - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (http://www.jrcert.org), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, phone: 312.704.5300, email: mail@jrcert.org

Radiologic Technology Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) programs -  Approved by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120, phone: 651.687.0048

Respiratory Therapy - The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (http://www.coarc.com). Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, phone: 817.283.2835

Surgical Technology - The Lakeland Community College Surgical Technology  Program is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone:  727.210.2350, fax: 727.210.2354, upon the recommendation of the ARC/STSA, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, phone: 303.694.9262, fax: 303.741.3655

Teaching Learning Center and Campus Kids - NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. ETAC/ABET, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201, phone: 410.347.7700, http://www.abet.org:

  • Civil Engineering Technology, Program 9410
  • Electronic Engineering Technology, Program 9420
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, Program 9440
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology, Program 9416

Nuclear Engineering Technology - Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Certification