Accreditations

In alignment with federal regulations, North Arkansas College provides information to the public at this website that lists those specialized, professional or institution accreditor or governing/coordinating bodies in the State with whom the College is in good standing.  If any monitoring or sanctioning reports occur from accreditation reviews, Northark will post the reports on this page.  The College is in good standing with the following accrediting bodies.

 

 

In good standing with regional accreditor (HLC) and Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board:

 

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

(CQR visit is scheduled February 10-13, 2019)
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
312-263-0456
https://www.hlcommission.org

 

Arkansas Department of Higher Education/Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.371.2000
https://www.adhe.edu

 

In good standing with specialized accreditors:

 

Automotive Service Technology and Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE
Suite 401
Leesburg VA 20176
1-703-669-6650
http://www.aseeducation.org/

 

Business Programs
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
1-913-339-9356
www.acbsp.org

 

Concurrent Enrollment Partnership
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
400 Ostrom Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-3250
315-443-2404
http://www.nacep.org

 

Construction Technology
National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
13614 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 888-622-3720
Fax: 386-518-6303
http://www.nccer.org/

 

Emergency Medical Services
Arkansas Department of Health
Office of EMS and Trauma Systems
5800 W. 10th, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
1-800-482-5400, ext. 2262
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/emergency-medical-services

 
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Professions (CoAEMSP)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76102
817-283-9503
www.coaemsp.org

 

Medical Laboratory Technology
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880
https://www.naacls.org/about.aspx

 

Nursing Assistant
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 8059
Little Rock, AR  72203-8059
501-320-6276
https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/

 

Practical Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN)
University Tower Building, Suite 800
1123 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-686-2700
www.asbn.org
 

Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org 

 

Registered Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

 
Surgical Technology
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

 

Veterans Services
Veterans Administration-State Approving Agency
Department of Career Education
Three Capitol Mall
Luther S. Hardin Building
Little Rock, AR  72201
501-682-1500
http://ace.arkansas.gov

 

Federal Compliance

Students, faculty, staff, and other interested persons who have inquiries regarding North Arkansas College’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under federal and state laws should contact:

Kris Greening (Age Act)
Director of Human Resources
North Arkansas College
B204
(870) 391-3215
kgreening@northark.edu

 

Kris Greening (Title IX--employees)
Director of Human Resources
North Arkansas College
B204
(870) 391-3215
kgreening@northark.edu

 

Dr. Doug Gere (Title IX--students)
Advisor
Office of Student Services
M184B
(870) 391-3204
dgere@northark.edu

 

Tavonda Brown (Section 504 & Title II)
Dean of Students
Office of Student Services
M184C
(870) 391-3331
tbrown@northark.edu

AQIP

North Arkansas College became the first Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) college in Arkansas. Northark moved from a traditional model of accreditation to AQIP, a quality-based continuous improvement model of accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. The program incorporates a review process designed to deliver clear, concrete and efficient feedback to participating institutions.

Northark is dedicated to having three ongoing Action Projects focused on student learning. The college also provides annual updates about the progress of the projects, completes a comprehensive Systems Portfolio every four years and expects a site visit from an AQIP team every seven years.

Glossary

The Completion Arch: Measuring Community College Student Success

IPEDS/National Center for Education Statistics

Systems Portfolio