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Accreditation

Accreditation

College Accreditation

Lake Michigan College is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
(800) 621-7440
hlcommission.org

About the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. 

Why is HLC accreditation important? 

While many academic agencies accredit programs of study (education, nursing, social work, etc.), the Higher Learning Commission is responsible for assuring that colleges and universities meet certain standards regarding their missions, educational operations, scholarly and creative activities, community service, and ethics. Accreditation is an assurance to the public that an institution is properly prepared to do its job. Accreditation also is required to receive federal funds in higher education, including student financial aid. 

Program Accreditations

Nursing Program Associate Degree

The Associate in Applied Science-AAS nursing program at Lake Michigan College Napier Campus located in Benton Harbor, MI is accredited by the:  
 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  
3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400  
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate in Applied Science-AAS nursing program is Continuing Accreditation  
 
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

The latest LMC Nursing Program Student Achievement Data can be found on the Nursing Program Outcomes page.

Radiologic Technology Program Associate Degree

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology for 8 years.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606-3182
mail@jrcert.org
(312) 704-5300  (fax) 312-704-5304

Program effectiveness data for LMC's Radiologic Technology program can be found in the Rad Tech program assessment plan on the program page under "Program Accreditation."

Dental Assisting Program Associate Degree 

Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and by the Michigan State Board of Dentistry. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Commission on Dental Accreditation 
2111 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-4653

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350 
http://www.caahep.org 

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 
443-973-3251 
Fax 866-738-3444
jrcdms.org

Medical Assisting Certificate Program

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Copies of these accreditations are available for review in the William Hessel Library on the Benton Harbor Campus.

Lake Michigan College is an equal opportunity institution, affording enrollment, employment and services without distinction on the basis of age, color, height, weight, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion or gender. Minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to attend Lake Michigan College. Any questions regarding your rights under Title VI and Title IX should be directed to Human Resources, A-305, (269) 927-8102.

Any questions regarding your rights under Section 504 should contact the Coordinator of Student Outreach and Support Services located in room A-218 or call (269) 927-8866.

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