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Institutional Self-Evaluation

College of the Canyons is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The public is invited to submit comments about College of the Canyons to our accrediting body by completing a third-party comment form on the ACCJC website. The college is expected to undergo its next comprehensive visit in 2029.

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Accreditation 2022

Comprehensive Institutional Self-Evaluation Report

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In addition to the current ACCJC college-wide accreditation, specified programs at College of the Canyons are also accredited and/or authorized by the following external organizations:

  • Automotive Technology – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • Center for Early Childhood Education – National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Early Childhood Education – National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Los Angeles County EMS Agency, State of California and National Registry of EMTs 
  • Medical Laboratory Technician – National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Nursing – National League for Nursing, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN-CNEA) and California State Board of Registered Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies – American Bar Association (ABA)

Accreditation Reaffirmed


Reports & Records

• Approval of Programs/Certificates Completed 50 Percent or More through Distance Education
• Institutionalization of the Medical Laboratory Technician Training Program
• Relocation of the Automotive Technology Training Program