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Accreditation and Approvals

MassBay Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)

Accreditation of an institution by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer-group review process. An accredited college or university 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 the Commission 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 accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission on Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

781-425-7785

info@neche.org

A number of MassBay 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

https://www.automechanicschooledu.org/natef

Criminal Justice:
The Criminal Justice program is approved as:

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

Fax: (617) 753-7320

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
Approval # 9162P0512

617-753-8000

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

404-975-5000

http://www.acenursing.org

Paramedicine:
The Paramedicine Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

www.caahep.org

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

303-694-9262

http://www.arcstsa.org