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  • Governance & Accreditation
  • Governance

    Pueblo Community College is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, which comprises thirteen state system community colleges. The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) is the central policy and coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education and establishes policy on legislative, academic, and fiscal matters.


    Pueblo Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. In addition, several programs hold approval or accreditation from national and state level associations and agencies.

    Culinary Arts Program

    Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095; Telephone: 800.624.9458.

    Dental Hygiene Program

    Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678; Telephone: 312.440.2500.

    Early Childhood Education Program

    Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L. St. NW, Washington, DC 2005; Telephone: 202.232.8777; www.naeyc.org.

    Emergency Medical Services Program

    The Pueblo Community College Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP); Website: www.coaemsp.org.

    Medical Coding Certificate Program

    Accredited by the American Health Information Association (AHIMA), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809; Telephone: 312.233.1100; Website: www.ahima.org.

    Nursing –Associate Degree Nursing Program

    Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Telephone: 404.975.5000, www.nlnac.org. Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

    Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

    Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Telephone: 301.652.2682.
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    Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

    Psychiatric Technician Program

    Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

    Respiratory Care Program

    The Pueblo Community College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 12248 Harwood Road, Bedford,TX 76021-4244; Telephone: 817.283.2835.


    The following programs have received certification as designated:

    Automotive Service Technology

    Certified by National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) under the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) guidelines, 101 Blue Seal Drive S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; Telephone: 703.669.6650.
    Certified by Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) guidelines, 2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 450, Troy, MI 48084; Telephone: 888.339.2937.

    Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy

    Certified by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST), 1525 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203; Telephone: 303.866.5692.