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.
Nuclear Engineering Technology - Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Certification
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/. The Associate Degree nursing program at Lakeland Community College located in Kirtland, Ohio is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000. The most recent decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
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 associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program 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: email@example.com
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 Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio (CoARC #200242) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com), 64 Precision Blvd., Telford, TN 37690; phone: 817.283.2835; fax to plain paper: 817.354.8519; fax to email: 817.510.1063
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.