Lansing Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting institutions of higher education located in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.  Institutions that the HLC accredits are evaluated against the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that must be met in order for the institution to receive and/or maintain accredited status. The HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation reflect a set of guiding values.  Accreditation is largely a peer-based review and evaluation process. HLC decision-making bodies are comprised of institutional representation from colleges and universities accredited by the Commission; public members are also sometimes involved.

Program Accreditation

The following occupational programs are accredited, licensed, or regulated by the association, agency, or governmental agency identified.

Program

Agency

Date of Next Review

Automotive Technology

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

2020

Aviation Technology

Federal Aviation Administration

Quarterly

Child Development & Early Education

National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

2020

Collision Repair

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

2018

Criminal Justice – Corrections

Michigan Department of Corrections

Annual Report

Dental Hygiene

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accrediting body of the American Dental Association (ADA)

2024

Developmental Reading

National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)

2017

Developmental Writing

National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)

2017

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (JRCDMS-CAAHEP)

2027

Fire Academy

Michigan Firefighters Training Council

Annual Report

Fire Science

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)

2021

Long-term Care Nurse Aide

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

2020

Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

2026

Paralegal

American Bar Association

2018

Police Academy

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES)

Annual Report

Radiologic Technology

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

2019

Speech

Michigan Department of Education

N/A

Surgical Technology

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

2019

Therapeutic Massage

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)

Lansing Community College's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP).

2024

Paramedic

Lansing Community College's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
(727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX  75088
(214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992

2018

What is AQIP?

The Higher Learning Commission provides three pathways or tracks through which its member institutions receive, reaffirm, and maintain accreditation: the Open Pathway, the Standard Pathway, and the AQIP Pathway.  Since the year 2000, LCC has been following the AQIP Pathway (AQIP = Academic Quality Improvement Program).  The AQIP Pathway requires institutions to participate in a number of reaccreditation activities over an eight-year cycle.  These activities include but might not be limited to:

  • Participation in required HLC Strategy Forums (Years 1-2 and Years 5-6)
  • Completion and submission of a Systems Portfolio: a comprehensive report providing an up-to-date account of how the institution plans, implements, reports, and uses relevant data towards meeting accreditation requirements (Years 3 and 7)
  • Review of a Systems Portfolio Appraisal: peer-related feedback regarding the institution’s portfolio report, noting strengths and opportunities for improvement (Years 3 and 7)
  • Identification, implementation, measurement, and reporting of improvement Action Plans (Years 1-8; institutions must be engaged in at least three Action Plans at all times throughout the eight-year cycle)
  • Participation in a Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR): a site visit to the institution conducted by a team of AQIP-trained peer reviewers (Year 8), culminating in Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Completed Projects
  • Academic Senate
  • Addressing the Needs of Adult and Transitional Learners
  • Creating a Fully Integrated Electronic Campus
  • Educational Development Plans in Support of Retention and Goal Achievement
  • Emergency/Safety Action Plan
  • Institutional Data - Closing the Loop
  • PQIP Periodic Program Review Cycle
  • Strategic Alignment Initiative
  • Strategic Challenges - Environmental Assessment
  • Strategic Plan Implementation - Phase I (to be completed December 2015)
  • Student Services Redesign

Faculty Directory

List of LCC faculty, their academic credentials and contact information.

Excel FileFaculty Directory

To review the Higher Learning Commission accreditation documents in person, please visit the Academic Affairs office in the Administration Building, (517) 483-1094.