- MWCC Interim (Fifth-Year) Report 2017 (PDF)
- NEASC Interim (Fifth-Year) Report Response Letter 2017 (PDF)
- NEASC Accreditation Letter, received December 1, 2012 (PDF)
- Final Accreditation Report from NEASC (PDF)
- Download the 2012 NEASC Self-Study Report (PDF)
- New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the NECHE 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 the NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality 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 NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the association:
New England Commission of Higher Education
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Burlington MA 01803
Industry Specific Accreditations
The Automotive Technology program has National ASE Certification in the areas of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension and steering from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in accordance with standards developed and recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Technicians
The CLS program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, telephone 773-714-8880. Graduates of the CLS program will be eligible to take the national certification examination, such as those offered by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology or the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel.
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which is a specialized accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Health Information Management
The HIM Associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Review Board: CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone 727-210-2350.
The Nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 800-669-1656, ext. 153 or website www.acenursing.org.
The Mount Wachusett Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. It is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office: 8301
Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088 Phone: 214-703-8445 Fax: 214-703-8992 www.coaemsp.org Mount Wachusett Community College is approved at the Paramedic Level as an accredited training institution by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).
Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mount Wachusett 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: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Professor Jacqueline Shakar at 978-630-9287 or email email@example.com.
The PN Certificate is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 800-669-1656, ext. 153 or website www.acenursing.org. Graduates take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).