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Accreditation

REGIONAL ACCREDITATION

Great Falls College Montana State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558‐4224
www.nwccu.org

Detailed information may be found on the Accreditation Process and Accreditation Reports pages.

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

Great Falls College MSU participates in more specialized accredtiation for various programs as listed below.

Dental Assisting

American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Education
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel (312) 440-4653

Dental Hygiene

American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Education
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel (312) 440-4653

Paramedic

Accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756
Tel 727.210.2350
mail@caahep.org

In collaboration with Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Tel 214.703.8445
Fax 214.703.8992
http://coaemsp.org/Contact.htm

Health Information Coding Specialist

This program is approved by:

AHIMA Foundation’s Professional Certificate Approval Program
233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5809
info@ahima.org
Tel 312.233.1100

Health Information Technology

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
info@cahiim.org
Tel 312.235.3255

Physical Therapist Assistant

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
accreditation@apta.org
Tel (703) 684-2782 or (703) 706-3245

Practical Nurse Program

Approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing
301 South Park, Room 430
PO Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513
Tel (406) 841-2300 Receptionist

Registered Nurse Program

Approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing
301 South Park, Room 430
PO Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513
Tel (406) 841-2300 Receptionist

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care
Commission on Accreditation for
Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Tel (817) 283-2835
www.coarc.com

Surgical Technology

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Tel (727) 210-2350

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 west Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Tel: (303) 694-9262

Accreditation Liaison Officer to the NWCCU



2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405