The Mission of Capital Community College is to provide access to higher education to the diverse residents of the greater Hartford region. The College, an integral part of Hartford’s cultural and economic district, does this by:
Preparing individuals for transfer education and careers through associate and certificate programs in academic and technical disciplines and workforce training;
Maintaining programs and support services that enable students to develop academic and professional skills that equip them for ongoing challenges and opportunities;
Fostering a student-centered environment committed to learning and teaching, the collegial process, cultural enrichment, and the respectful and vigorous dialogue which nourishes active participation and service to the community.
Instilling life-changing knowledge in a community of learners from multicultural backgrounds in a vital urban setting where business, culture and government converge.
Capital Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) formerly called the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff at the College. Individuals may also contact: The New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514. 781-425-7785.
Six programs of study offered by Capital Community College have been awarded national accreditation. The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission in Education for Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner.
The Paramedic Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Laboratory School of the Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Capital Community College holds institutional, divisional, departmental, or individual memberships in numerous higher education professional organizations including the New England Commission of Higher Education; American Association of Community Colleges; the American and New England Associations of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the American Association of Women in Community Colleges; the American Association for University Women; American College Personnel Association; the Connecticut Association of Latin-Americans in Higher Education; New England College Counsel; the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators; Hartford Consortium for Higher Education; the National Association of Female Executives; the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; the National Business Education Association; the National Council in Black American Affairs; National League for Nursing; the New England Transfer Association; Northeast Association for Institutional Research; and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.