Accreditation

College Accreditation

What Accreditation Means to Students

When you attend an accredited college or university, you can expect:

  • A Quality Education: Accreditation means that a college, university, institution or program meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities: You can only obtain federal financial assistance if your college or university has appropriate accreditation from an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Credits that Transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding whether to accept transfer credits from your previous school.

Higher Learning Commission and the Open Pathway

The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions of higher education in the North Central region including 19 states. Institutions that the Commission accredits are evaluated against the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status.

Moraine Park Technical College follows a 10-year cycle the Higher Learning Commission refers to as the Open Pathway. During year 10 of the Open Pathway, the Commission conducts a comprehensive evaluation and site visit. The reaffirmation of accreditation will occur in 2023-2024 for Moraine Park Technical College.

More information on the Higher Learning Commission or the Open Pathway can be found at www.hlcommission.org.

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Higher Learning Commission Complaint Process

Learn more about the HLC-accredited institutions complaint process: https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/complaints.html

Program Accreditations

Individual Moraine Park Technical College programs may secure additional accreditation related to their occupational area as available.

The following programs are accredited by the organizations listed:

Automotive Technician, Automotive Technology
ASE Education Foundation
aseeducationfoundation.org

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Apprenticeship
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
The Emergency Medical Technician – 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 the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Health and Wellness Program
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Education Partner
State of Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board

Health Information Technology
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Laboratory Technician
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

NAACLS
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Certification Exam through the ASCP.

Nail Technician
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

Paramedic Technician
The Paramedic Technician 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 the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Radiography
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
www.jrcert.org

Respiratory Therapy  (CoARC #200444)
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
www.coarc.com

Substance Use Disorders Counseling
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Surgical Technology
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org