Accreditation

Accreditation

Westmoreland County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education: 3642 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215‑662‑5606, www.msche.org. This Commission is an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Programs at the college are approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education for veteran's educational benefits.

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In addition, the following programs carry specific accreditation/approval by certifying/accreditation organizations:

  • The Baking and Pastry program, Culinary Arts programs and Food Service Management program are accredited by the ACF (American Culinary Federation) Accrediting Commission, a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To review our accreditation certificates, click here.
  • The Dental Assisting and the Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To review our accreditation letter, click here.

The Nursing program has full approval status by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.T he Associate Degree Nursing Program at Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pa, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Review our accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Accreditation in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta , GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
  • The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; Phone: 727.210.2350, on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). To review our accreditation click here and visit www.caahep.org.
  • The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33756; Phone: 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043; 443.973.3251, www.jrcdms.orgReview our accreditation