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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.)

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

We are excited to share that the recent Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior College (ACCJC) review identified no college-level findings. As a result, Contra Costa College remains fully accredited. This means that our college maintains high-quality standards in delivering excellent learning programs and support services to our students. 

In their letter, the commission expressed, “appreciation for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection that Contra Costa College undertook to prepare for this evaluation.”

We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Accreditation Steering Committee in putting together an excellent Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) and in coordinating one of the first successful ACCJC remote site visits.

Through this review process, we also learned that there is room for improvement in our Contra Costa Community College District governance processes. ACCJC provided five recommendations for district-level improvements, four of which are directly for our governing board of elected officials. Due to these district-level findings, the accrediting commission has placed all three colleges in warning status.

Preparation for Site Visit and Institutional Self Evaluation Review 2020

Complaints and Comments

Third Party Comment

Individuals who wish to leave comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.

Against ACCJC Member Institutions

Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions will assist the user in understanding the issues this Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. The policy explains the procedures for those wishing to file a complaint.

Complaints Against the Accrediting Commission

Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The Commission’s Policy on Complaints Against the ACCJC will assist the user in understanding the issues this Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. The policy explains the procedures for filing a complaint.

Program

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

Accreditation 2014

Certificate

Communications

Reports and Submissions