Since 1972, Parkland College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher
Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, www.ncahigherlearning commission.
Parkland College is committed to offering quality programs to help students achieve their academic goals. This commitment to quality means the college continually assesses the goals and objectives of each program and gathers data to determine how successful we are in meeting these goals
and objectives. The support of our students, alumni, and
their employers in helping us gather data for this assessment process is essential. This input helps us to refine and
improve programs to meet high standards in a changing
world. These assessment activities are summarized in Parkland
College’s assessment program, a crucial component
of an effective institution of higher learning. If you have
questions or comments about our academic assessment
activities, please contact the vice president for academic
The following Parkland career programs are accredited
by these agencies: Automotive Technology, National Automotive Technician Education Foundation; CNA, Illinois Department of Public Health; Dental Hygiene, Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; Dietary Manager, Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals; Medical Assisting, American Registry of Medical Assistants; Medical Laboratory Technology, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); Nursing, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; Occupational Therapy Assistant, The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association; Radiologic Technology, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Care, Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Surgical Technology, Joint Review Committee on Education of the Surgical Technologist of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Veterinary Technology, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association.