Northeast Iowa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and participates in the Standard Pathway, one of several pathways leading to reaffirmation of accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.
The Standard Pathway is one of three options institutions have for maintaining accreditation with HLC. It follows a 10-year cycle and is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. These improvement topics are integrated into comprehensive evaluations conducted during the cycle.
Institutions undergo a comprehensive evaluation (during year four) to ensure they are meeting the Criteria for Accreditation, pursuing institutional improvement and complying with certain requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education. The second comprehensive evaluation (during year ten) conducted in the Standard Pathway cycle follows the same process as the evaluation conducted in Year 4. The Year 10 evaluation leads to an action regarding the reaffirmation of the institution’s accreditation.
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The automotive training program at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The program in dental assisting 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 60611-2678.
Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Large Animal Veterinary Technician
The Large Animal Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Nursing - Associate Degree
The Northeast Iowa Community College Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Nursing - Practical
The Practical Nursing program at Northeast Iowa Community College was awarded full six-year accreditation by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
The NICC EMT-Paramedic program meets all requirements as outlined in the United States Department of Transportation and the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.
The NICC 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).
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or by calling 727.210.2350.
The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions can be contacted at 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd Suite #305-599 Arlington, TX 76016 or by calling 817.330.0080.
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
High School Partnerships
The NICC concurrent enrollment program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.