Accreditation

Springfield Technical Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate education.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college 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 New England Association is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality 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 the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:

Commission on Higher Education/NEASC
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

The College is approved by the Board of Collegiate Authority, Massachusetts Department of Education; by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission; by the United States Office of Education for listing in the Directory of Higher Education; for the National Defense Student Loan Program; for federal assistance from any unit of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; by the United States Veterans Administration for the admission of veterans and war orphans; by the United States Department of Justice as a place of study for non-immigrant students; and by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization. Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (755-4440) , located in Room 223-Garvey Hall, for procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing.

Individual programs in the School of Health and Patient Simulation are accredited as follows:

Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 2008-2015
Dental Assistant American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation 2012-2019
Dental Hygiene American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation 2012-2019
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
2010-2015
Medical Assistant Certificate

The American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

2006-2016
Occupational Therapy Assistant The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2011-2021
Physical Therapist Assistant Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA/CAPTE)  2008 to June 2018
Radiography Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 2011-2020
Respiratory Care Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) 2007-2016
Surgical Technology

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

2005-2015

The School of Nursing program is accredited as follows:

Nursing ACEN© Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 2014-2022

Individual programs in the School of Engineering Technologies are accredited as follows:

Civil Engineering Technology Accredited by the TAC Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone (410) 347-7700
Civil Engineering - Construction Management Accredited by the TAC Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone (410) 347-7700
Electrical Engineering Technology Accredited by the TAC Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone (410) 347-7700
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Accredited by the TAC Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone (410) 347-7700
Mechanical Engineering Technology Accredited by the TAC Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone (410) 347-7700