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  • Governance & Accreditation
  • Governance


    Pueblo Community College is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, which comprises 13 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.


    Accreditation


    Pueblo Community College is a member of and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; website; phone: 800.621.7440. 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 Assisting 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 Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678; phone: 312.440.2500.


    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

    Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). To contact CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756; phone: 727.210.2350; website; To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; phone: 214.703.8445; fax: 214.703.8992; website.


    Machining Technology Program

    Accredited by The National Institute for Metalworking skills, 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030; phone: 703.352.4971;
    website.


    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 .


    Nursing Aide

    Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.


    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, website . 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.


    Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703.706.3245; email; website.


    Psychiatric Technician Program

    Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.


    Respiratory Care Program

    Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 12248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; phone: 817.283.2835.


    Surgical Technology Program

    The PCC Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone: 727.210.2350; upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).


    Certification

    The following programs have received certification as designated:

    Automotive Collision 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; phone: 703.669.6650.

    Certified by Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) Guidelines, 2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 450, Troy, MI 48084; phone: 888.339.2937.


    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.


    Law Enforcement Academy

    Certified by the Colorado Department of Law, Criminal Justice Section – Colorado POST, Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203; phone: 720.508.6721; fax: 866.858.7486.