Northeast Iowa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and subscribes to its Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), one of several pathways leading to reaffirmation of accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.
AQIP calls upon institutions to undergo a systems appraisal every four years. This is an opportunity for an institution to get expert, objective, third-party feedback on its strengths and opportunities for improvement. The systems appraisal is based on a systems portfolio submitted by NICC every four years. The systems portfolios cover the six AQIP categories, describing processes, results and improvement in each system, and shows evidence that the institution continues to meet the Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation.
Accreditation of College Programs
Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.
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).
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).
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: 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 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.
High School Partnerships
The NICC concurrent enrollment program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.