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Accreditation

Great Falls College MSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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

Dental Hygiene

American Dental Association
Council 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

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Assembly on Education
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Tel (312) 233-1100

Health Information Technology

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Accreditation Services
c/o AHIMA
233 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Medical Assisting

The Great Falls College MSU Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
CAAHEP
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.210.2350

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)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Tel (727) 210-2350

Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)
6 West Dry Creek Circle
Suite 210 Littleton, CO 80120-8031
Tel (800) 637-7433 or (303) 694-9130

Accreditation Liaison Officer to the NWCCU

Heidi Pasek
Associate Dean/CAO

2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405
406-771-4397
hpasek@gfcmsu.edu