Accreditation

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604; 800.621.7440

  • The Harper College business-related programs of Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Services, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Small Business Management and Supply Chain Logistics Management are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The Early Childhood Education program and the Harper College Child Learning Center are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), www.naeyc.org.
  • Harper College is accredited as a Community/Junior College member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The Harper College Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program at Northwest Community Hospital is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to serve Region IX, System #907 (IDPH), 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 6276; 217-782-4977;  Initial Accreditation anticipated February 2018 by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, (CoAEMSP); 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75099, 214-703-8445 in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL  33763, 727-210-2350.
  • The Harper College Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.
  • The Harper College Real Estate Program is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations as a Real Estate Pre-License School (510.000046), a Continuing Education School for Real Estate Sales and Brokerage (562.000220).
  • The Harper College Nursing Program is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.acenursing.org.
  • The Harper College Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing(ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326
  • The Harper College Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the: Illinois Department of Public Health, Training and Technical Direction Unit LTC Field Operations, 525 W. Jefferson, 4th Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, 217.785.5569
  • The Harper College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org
  • The Harper College Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org
  • The Harper College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 312.440.2500
  • The Harper College Dietetic Technician Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 800.877.1600, www.eatrightpro.org
  • The Harper College Dietary Manager Certificate Program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals, 406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174; 800.323.1908, (ANFP), www.anfponline.org.
  • The Harper College Fire Science Technology Program is recognized with course approval by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall, Division of Personnel Standards and Education, 1035 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL 62703-4259, 217.782.4542
  • The Harper College Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education(CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue 21st Floor Chicago, Il 60601
  • The Harper College Interior Design department is affiliated with The National Kitchen and Bath Association, 687 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840, 800.843.6522, www.nkba.org.
  • The Harper College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350, caahep.org. The Harper College Medical Assisting Program is currently under probation. Inquiries regarding this probationary status can be sent to The Medical Assisting Education Review Board, 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1575 Chicago, IL 60606  
  • The Harper College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300
  • The Harper College Graphic Arts Technology Program is accredited by the:  Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc., 1034 West 15th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-3659