Accreditations and AQIP

North Arkansas College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. 1-312-263-0456. http://www.ncahlc.org/.

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

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
[formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)]
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org 

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

Medical Laboratory Technology
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

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
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76102
817-283-9503
www.coaemsp.org

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

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

Automotive Service Technology and Collision Repair Technology
Technical Certificate in Automotive Service Technology and Technical Certificate in Collision Repair Technology
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
101 Blue Seal Drive  Suite 101
Leesburg VA 20175
1-703-669-6650
www.natef.org

AAS Degrees for Information Technology Degree emphasis in:
Digital Media
GIS – Geographic Information Systems
Network/Systems Administration
Software Development

AAS Degrees for Business Administration emphasis in:
Accounting
Management
Administrative Technology

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park , KS 66213
PH: (913) 339-9356
FAX: (913) 339-6226
www.acbsp.org

Construction Technology Program
NCCER
13614 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 888-622-3720
Fax: 386-518-6303
http://www.nccer.org/

North Arkansas College Concurrent Enrollment Partnership
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
400 Ostrom Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-3250
315-443-2404

The college is also approved by the Veterans Administration for individuals eligible for educational benefits under the GI Bill.

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 2008

Systems Portfolio 2012