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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

Posted May 14, 2018

Lake Michigan College Public Notice Requesting Third Party Comments 

Lake Michigan College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The College will host a visit on November 12-13, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the HLC. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. Lake Michigan College has been accredited by HLC since 1962.  

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. They can be submitted online at hlcommission.org/comment or by mail, but all comments must be received by October 8, 2018.  

Submit Comments on the HLC Website

Or 

Mail your comments to:  

Public Comment on Lake Michigan College 
Higher Learning Commission 
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 
Chicago, IL 60604-1411 

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

Fully approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The Michigan State Board of Nursing has approved the Practical Nursing certificate program. For information about this program from ACEN you may contact them at www.acenursing.org, or 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 
(404) 975-5000. 

LMC Nursing Program Student Achievement Data related to 2015 graduates 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.

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 
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(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.