Accreditation

KCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. The college participates in the Open Pathway, and is accredited through 2024.

Additional information about accreditation is available from KCC's director of institutional effectiveness and assessment, who serves as the accreditation liaison officer.

You can contact the Higher Learning Commission at 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800-621-7440 or visit https://www.hlcommission.org/.

The college also seeks specific programmatic accreditations in the following areas.

 

Program

Accrediting Body

Initial Accreditation

Most Recent Accreditation

Next Reaccreditation

Paramedic (Riverside)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

3/20/2015

1/16/2020

3/31/2025

Registered Nursing

Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3/30/2015

10/20/2020

pending

Practical Nursing

Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN)

4/1/2019

10/20/2020

pending

Respiratory Therapist

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

9/19/2008

3/1/2018

3/31/2028

Physical Therapist Assistant

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

4/19/2011

5/4/2016

6/30/2026

Medical Laboratory Technology

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

9/21/2012

9/27/2019

10/31/2029

Phlebotomy

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

9/21/2012

9/27/2019

10/31/2024