HLC Accreditation

Pikes Peak Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of College and Schools (NCA). PPCC has been an accredited college since 1975.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

The HLC accreditation process is conducted every 10 years and PPCC is currently undertaking this process.

Specialized Accreditation

In addition to HLC accreditation, PPCC has 10 different programs requiring specialized accreditation. All programs that require specialized accreditation have continuously maintained accreditation. 

The following programs at PPCC have specialized accreditation.

Program/Course of StudyAccrediting Body
Automotive Collision Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATED)
www.natef.org
Automotive Service Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
www.natef.org
Culinary Arts Programs American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)
www.acfchefs.org
Dental Assisting The American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) www.ada.org/117.aspx
Early Childhood Education National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
www.naeyc.org
Emergency Medical Service Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) 
www.cdphe.state.co.us
and Committee on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
www.caahep.org
Law Enforcement Academy POST certified
Nursing Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formally National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC))
acenursing.org
Pharmacy Technician American Society of Health – System Pharmacists (ASHP)
www.ashp.org
Radiologic Technology Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
www.jrcert.org