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Accreditation & Approvals

MassBay Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by NEASC 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 that 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 NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee 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 New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:  


Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC)

3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4531
Toll free: 855-886-3272
781-425-7707
http://cihe.neasc.org


A number of MassBay’s individual academic programs are accredited by the appropriate professional accrediting body:  


Automotive Technology:

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
http://www.natef.org


Criminal Justice:
The Criminal Justice program is approved as a Police Career Incentive Program by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education


Early Childhood Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1313 L Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-232-8777
http://www.naeyc.org/


Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedicine:
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)

99 Chauncey Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-753-7300
http://www.mass.gov/dph/oems


Nurse Assistant Training
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division of Health Quality
99 Chauncey Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-753-8000
Approval # 9162P0512


Nursing Associate Degree:

Approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
800-414-0168
617-973-0900
http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
http://www.acenursing.org
Phone: 404-975-5000


Practical Nursing
Approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
800-414-0168
617-973-0900
http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn


Radiologic Technology:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312-704-5300
http://jrcert.org


Surgical Technology:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
 727-210-2350
http://caahep.org


Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)
W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262
http://www.arcstsa.org