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2016-2017 Catalog


Specialized Program Accreditation

All programs in this catalog are approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), the Colorado State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training, and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition, the programs listed below have obtained additional specialized program accreditation for their subject areas:  

  • Aromatherapy: Certificate in Aromatherapy is accredited by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)
  • Automotive Technology
    • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

    • Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES)

  • BusinessRetail Management certificate endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC)

  • Dental Assisting: Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education

  • Early Childhood Education: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Emergency Medical Services: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Emergency Medical Services and Prevention Division

  • Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources
  • Health Information Technology: Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration: Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)

  • Kitchen and Bath Design: Certificate in Interior Design has earned accreditation from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

  • Medical Assisting: The certified Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350

  • Nurse Aide: Colorado State Board of Nursing

  • Nursing: Colorado State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

  • Pharmacy Technician: American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)

  • Phlebotomy: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415

  • Veterinary Technology: American Veterinary Medical Association (Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities)

  • Welding: American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility (AWS/ATF), P.O. Box 440367, Miami, FL 33126

  • Yoga Teacher: The Yoga Teacher certificate is certified by the Yoga Alliance