Accreditation and Quality Initiatives

Accreditation and Its Value to You

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The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) granted Central Arizona College correspondent status in March 1968 candidate status in March 1971; its first full accreditation status in March 1973; NCA accreditation for a seven-year period in July 1978; and accreditation for another seven-year period from October 1985 with a focus visit in 1987. In March 1993, NCA extended full accreditation to the District for ten years (the maximum period allowable).

In November 2000, Central Arizona College was accepted as a participant in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. AQIP provides CAC with a structure to increasingly transform into an institution focusing on continuous improvement. Action Projects (institutional quality initiatives), the Systems Portfolio (self-study), and Systems Appraisal (feedback) assist in CAC's improvement.  

CAC has an infrastructure in place to support institutional improvements consisting of the CAC Quality Council, the Director of Accreditation and Quality Initiatives, the Office of Institutional Planning and Research, and the Office of Resource Development. 

For further information contact William Brown, Accreditation Liason Officer, william.brown@centralaz.edu.  

Health Careers

Dietetic Technician

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 6006-6995
800-877-1600, ext. 400
http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/

Dietary Managers Training Program

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
406 Surrey Woods Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
800-323-1908
www.ANFPonline.org

Health Information Technology

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 606601-5809
312-233-1183
www.cahiim.org

Medical Assistant

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Billing

American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
2465 E. Main
Davis, OK 73030
580-369-2700
www.ambanet.net/AMBA.htm

Radiography

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

Nursing

Nursing Assistant

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N. 7th St., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
602-771-7800
www.azbn.gov

Practical Nurse

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N. 7th St., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
602-771-7800
www.azbn.gov

Registered Nurse

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Technology

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation
615 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-574-0650
www.aednet.org

Heavy Equipment Operators

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
13614 E. Progress Blvd.
Alachua, FL 32615
386-518-6500
http://www.nccer.org

Welding

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
13614 E. Progress Blvd.
Alachua, FL 32615
386-518-6500
http://www.nccer.org


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