Contra Costa College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (10 Commercial Blvd, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94594, 415-506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. (View our college scorecard.)

At its January 7-9, 2015 meeting, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, took action to reaffirm Contra Costa College’s accreditation on the basis of a comprehensive evaluation and requires the College to submit a Follow-Up Report in October 2015.

Several programs at the college are also separately accredited by external professional and governmental organizations.  Program accreditation includes the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners. The College is approved for the training of veterans, and for the education of foreign students by the United States Department of State and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Accreditation 2020 – Contra Costa College is developing it’s Institutional Self-Evaluation Report due in June 2020 and in preparation for an accreditation visit slated for October 4-6, 2020.  This page will be updated to provide the campus and public more information about the accreditation process.

Accreditation 2020:


Reports and Submissions:

External Accreditation


Accrediting Agency

Expiration Year

Automotive TechnologyAutomotive Services Excellence Foundation (ASE)2021
Early Childhood EducationNational Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC)2022
Emergency Medical TechnicianLocal Emergency Medical Service Agency – (Contra Costa EMS)2023
Medical Assisting


Commission on Education of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)In progress
NursingBoard of Registered Nursing (BRN)2021
ParamedicCommittee on Accreditation for EMS Programs (CoAEMSP)2021