Accreditation and Membership
Howard Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000, to offer programs of learning and to award the associate of arts degree, the associate of arts in teaching degree, the associate of applied science degree, the associate of science in engineering degree, and the certificate.
The college’s associate degree nursing and practical nurse certificate programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Upon approval of the Maryland Board of Nursing, associate degree graduates may sit for the national licensure examination for registered nurses, and those completing the practical nurse certificate option may apply to sit for the national licensure examination for practical nurses.
The Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. Graduates sit for the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist.
The Children’s Learning Center is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 767-0100.
The Culinary program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). American Culinary Federation Education Foundation,180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095,(904) 824-4468.
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
The EMT Paramedic 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); and approved as a Maryland EMS Educational Program by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board (MEMSB) upon the recommendation of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 http://www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992 http://www.coaemsp.org
The Hospitality program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, P.O. Box 400, Oxford, MD 21654, (410) 226-5527.
The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS can be contacted at 773-714-8880 or at 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Howard Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 443-518-3042 or email email@example.com.
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Successful completion of the program leads to eligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Exam.
Howard Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The college also holds membership in a number of professional organizations including the American Association of Community Colleges, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, the National Association of Community College Trustees, the National Accrediting Commission, National League for Nursing, and Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals.
Howard Community College’s credit areas of study are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans benefits and the U.S. Department of Defense for Tuition Assistance. Additionally, HCC has a limited amount of continuing education programs that are also approved for veterans benefits.