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Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

Great Falls College MSU 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 in the Accreditation section of the website.

Program Accreditation

Dental Assisting
Accredited by the American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel 312.440.4653

Dental Hygiene 
Accredited by the American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation
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
Fax 727.210.2354
http://www.caahep.org
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

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 
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 U. S. 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, Ste #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Tel 303.694.9262