SCE Granted Full, Six-Year Accreditation by ACS WASC

May 3, 2017 5:03 PM

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) notified the North Orange County Community College District’s (NOCCCD) School of Continuing Education (SCE) on May 3, 2017 of its action to grant SCE a six-year term of accreditation, which is the longest cycle of accreditation, with no mid-cycle visit and no warnings. This notice comes one month earlier then the anticipated June announcement date.

In the letter dated May 1, 2017, WASC Commission Chairperson Damon Kerby stated “The ACS WASC Commissioners have determined School of Continuing Education meets the ACS WASC criteria for accreditation. This accreditation status is based on all of the information provided by the school, including the self-study report, and the satisfactory completion of the on-site accreditation visit. It is the decision of the Commission to grant Six-Year Accreditation Status through June 30, 2023.” SCE will continue to implement the action plan over the next six years with a progress report sent to the ACS WASC Commission at the end of the third year.

In an e-mail sent to all SCE faculty and staff, Provost Valentina Purtell said “The accreditation decision was made one month earlier than expected. This, along with the level of the accreditation status, speaks volumes about the caliber of our institution and your dedication to its success.”

To read the full press release, click here: http://www.sce.edu/download_file/view/744/825