Accreditation
Accreditation

Accreditation

Welcome to Lane's institutional accreditation web pages. This page provides news updates, links, a video about accreditation, why Lane needs to be accredited, and a note about Lane’s accredited status.

 

LCC Accreditation Accomplishments


Accreditation at Lane

How does institutional accreditation help Lane?

Institutional accreditation provides the stamp of approval necessary for a college to access funding from the federal government. With about 62% of Lane students relying on some form of federal financial aid, accreditation is essential to our financial viability. Beyond providing access to funds, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ (NWCCU) accreditation Standards place student success at the heart of the process and incentivize the College to strive toward continual improvement of our ability to equitably serve students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the community. Accreditation ensures that students:

  • receive a quality education
  • have access to federal student aid programs
  • receive transferable credits
  • receive appropriate licensure, certificates, and degrees appropriate to their field
  • have access to the programs and services that meet their individual needs as learners

To learn more about why accreditation matters, check out, "Why does accreditation matter to me."

Our Current Understanding:

In May 2020, Provost Paul Jarrell invited Lane employees to participate in a survey to gauge awareness about the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation process. Survey results show that about 47 percent of the respondents reported a lack of familiarity with the accreditation process, while a majority of them correctly identified aspects of our institutional effectiveness that will be reviewed as part of the accreditation process. The May 2020 survey results pointed to areas of opportunity for future communication to help our campus community understand the impact and purpose of accreditation.

During Fall 2019, the Accreditation Communication and Engagement Team invited Lane employees to participate in the same survey and those results helped the team better understand where to focus its outreach.

It’s the Accreditation Communication and Engagement Team’s goal to raise awareness about the process as we prepare for our 2021 NWCCU site visit. So, over the next year, expect to learn more than you ever wanted to know about accreditation and your role in continuous improvement at Lane!

About Lane's Accreditation Status

Lane Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding Lane's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558‐4224, www.nwccu.org

Program Accreditation

Below is a list of Lane’s programs that maintain specialized accreditation, certification, or approval from professional organizations such as the Oregon State Board of Nursing. These processes help ensure we offer quality education and prepare students for a recognized profession. In some cases, for example, programmatic accreditation ensures that students meet professional licensure requirements by reviewing the quality of curriculum and program content.

Automotive Technology

Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation within the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

ASE Education Foundation
1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE
Suite 401
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-669-6650

Aviation Maintenance

Approved under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20591
866-835-5322

Culinary Arts

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission, a specialized accrediting commission recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. A student graduating from the program will be eligible to receive national certification status as a Certified Culinarian.

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095
800-624-9458

Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene

Accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800-232-6108

Diesel Technology

Evaluated, accredited and certified through the Association of Equipment Distributors Foundation.

The Association of Equipment Distributors Foundation
650 E Algonquin Rd., Ste 305
Schaumburg, IL 60173
630-574-0650

Flight Technology

Private Pilot, Instrument and Commercial Flight Training are approved under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20591
866-835-5322

Geographic Information Science

Endorsed by the National GEOTech Center of Excellence.

National GeoTech Center of Excellence
Jefferson Community and Technical College
1000 Community College Dr.
Louisville, KY 40272
502-213-4368

Health Information Management

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800
312-233-1100

Medical Assistant

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

Nursing

Approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Lane is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and offers a competency-based curriculum. OCNE is a partnership of Oregon nursing programs dedicated to educating future nurses. Faculty from eleven community colleges and six university campuses created—and continue to develop—a shared curriculum taught on all consortium campuses.

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224
971-673-0685

Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education
℅ Oregon Health & Science University
3455 SW US Veteran’s Hospital Rd
Mail Code SN-6S
Portland, OR 97239

Paramedicine

Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Paramedic and EMT Programs are accredited and approved by the State of Oregon Department of Education, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

State of Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission​
3225 25th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302​
503-378-5690

Physical Therapist Assistant

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305
800-999-278