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, (Telephone: 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).
Paramedic Licensure Statement
After successful completion of the Paramedic Studies AS or Certificate program at Capital, graduates must take and pass the Cognitive Exam and the Psychomotor Exam from the National Registry of EMTs in order to become a licensed paramedic in Connecticut. This exam process is used by 40 states in the nation. Many of these states allow reciprocity between each other. Once both of these conditions are met, the student may apply (and pay) to obtain a license from the state within which they would like to practice.