Accreditation

Kaua`i Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org

Meet the 2018 ACCJC Peer Review Team

 

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Substantive Change Approvals

  • Automotive Technology: Green Technology - Certificate of Achievement
  • Creative Media: New Certificates of Competence: Animation, Event Technology, Graphic Arts, Music Production, Photography, Video Production, Website Technology.
  • Hawaiian Studies: Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies.

ACCJC Accreditation Documents

Third Party Comments

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies.
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.

ACCJC Complaint Process

Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint related to noncompliance with accreditation standards may contact the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) directly. The commission can be contacted at: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204; Novato, CA 94949; Telephone: (415) 506- 0234; Fax: (415) 506-0238.

 

Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission.

 

Program Accreditation

 Master AccreditationAutomotive Technology Program Accreditation The Automotive Technology program at Kaua'i Community College is proud to have received Master Accreditation in all eight areas in Automobile Service Technology by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). KCC Automotive Technology program is a competency based program following the standards specified by NATEF to prepare students to become entry-level technicians. Specific tasks in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transalxe, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance make up the total of 439 NATEF tasks that are completed while in the program. The NATEF Commission may be reached by mail at: 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; by internet at: https://www. asealliance.org/natef-accreditation or by phone at (703) 669-6650. The last accreditation self study can be viewed by contacting the Automotive Technology program coordinator. Reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2018
Accredited by the American Culinary Federation EducationCulinary Program Accreditation The Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. This commission may be reached by contacting Candice Childers at (904) 484-0220 or by email to cchilders@acfchefs.net. The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission reaffirmed accreditation of the Culinary Arts AAS degree program in 2017.
Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN)Nursing Program Accreditation The Kaua‘i Community College Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This commission may be reached by mail at: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; by internet at: http://www.acenursing.org or by phone at (404) 975-5000. The last accreditation self study can be viewed by contacting the nursing program director. Accreditation for the program was reaffirmed in 2017.
Accreditation Medical Assisting ProgramMedical Assisting program The Medical Assisting program at Kaua'i Community College received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in 2018. This commission can be reached by mail at: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; by internet at: www.caahep.org; by email at : mail@caahep.org; or by telephone at: 722-210-2350.