Institutional Accreditation

Accreditation is the result of achieving established standards of quality and excellence as recognized by that agency granting such accreditation. West Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. The following programs have earned discipline-specific accreditations or certifications as recognized by that respective granting agency.

Accredited Academic Programs

Associate Degree Nursing: The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020. The program is under full approval status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing, 800-305-2042.

Business Administration Program:  The Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Management tracks under the Business Administration Program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213, Phone: (913) 339-9356, Fax: (913) 339-6226 .

Collision Repair Technology:  The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Culinary Arts Program: The Associate in Applied Science degree and diploma in Culinary Arts are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation  (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.

Dental Assisting: The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements]”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: The general and vascular concentrations of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350), through the Joint Review Commission on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

Diesel Technology:  The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Medical Laboratory Technician: The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Phone: 773-724-8880, Fax 773-714-8886.

Physical Therapist Assistant: : The Physical Therapist Assistant programs at Hazard Community and Technical College/Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Somerset Community College, and West Kentucky Community and Technical College are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 2314; Phone: 703-706-3245; email - accreditation@apta.org.  The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is currently accredited through 2014.

Radiography: The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Surgical Technology: The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

State Approved Academic Programs

Cosmetology: The program is approved through the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.

Medicaid Nurse Aide: Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide is approved and monitored by The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services.

Practical Nursing: The program is under full approval status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing, 800-305-2042.

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