Capital Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association 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 which 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 New England Association 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 New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff at the College. Individuals may also contact the Association at: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433.
Six programs of study offered by Capital Community College have been awarded national accreditation. The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and is approved by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner. The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education/APTA. The degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Laboratory School of the Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Capital Community College holds institutional, divisional, departmental, or individual memberships in numerous higher education professional organizations including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; American Association of Community Colleges; the American and New England Associations of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the American Association of Women in Community Colleges; the American Association for University Women; American College Personnel Association; the Connecticut Association of Latin-Americans in Higher Education; New England College Counsel; the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators; Hartford Consortium for Higher Education; the National Association of Female Executives; the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; the National Business Education Association; the National Council in Black American Affairs; National League for Nursing; the New England Transfer Association; Northeast Association for Institutional Research; and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.