Accreditation

Lakeland Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; phone: 800.621.7440; 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 Medical Technology: The Lakeland Community College EMT and Paramedic 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 Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727.210.2350; www.caahep.org.  To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; 214.703.8445; Fax: 214.703.8992; www.coaemsp.org.  The EMT and Paramedic Program is also accredited by the 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: 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 (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th Street North #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; phone: 727.210.2350; 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, 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, 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

Physical Therapist Assistant - Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703.706.3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Lakeland Community College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1, 2021.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Radiologic Technology - JRCERT - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (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 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 (www.caahep.org), 9355 113th Street North #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 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.