Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Recognition, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, and Specialized Program Accreditation
There are two basic types of educational accreditation, one is “institutional” and the other is “specialized” or “programmatic.”
- Institutional Accreditation normally applies to an entire institution. JJC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a nationally recognized accreditor.
- Specialized/Programmatic Accreditation normally applies to the evaluation of a program or a departments within the institution. A number of JJC's career and technical programs are accredited by national professional associations and organizations. This ensures the education students receive meets employer standards.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Institutional Accreditation
Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary institutions in the United States. HLC is an institutional accreditor, accrediting the institution as a whole.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 . Fax: 312.263.7462 . email@example.com
Joliet Junior College's next reaffirmation of accreditation will be 2023-2024.
Comprehensive Quality Review
- 2018 Systems Portfolio (PDF)
- 2012 Systems Portfolio (PDF)
- 2008 Systems Portfolio (PDF)
- 2004 Systems Portfolio (PDF)
Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) State Recognition
The Illinois Community College System is coordinated by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) comprised of citizens appointed by the Governor. Recognition is a statutory term describing the status of a district which meets instructional, administrative, financial, facility, and equipment standards as established by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) (Section 805/2-12f and 805/2-15). Community colleges must be recognized to be eligible for state funding. Based on a five-year cycle, ICCB staff conducts recognition evaluations to assure that colleges are in compliance with these standards. All colleges are evaluated on a select number of standards during the same five-year cycle.
JJC’s current recognition status is “Recognition Continued (PDF).” This means the college generally meets ICCB standards.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The Joliet Junior College Distance Education program has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Specialized Program Accreditation
Specialized accreditation, also called program accreditation, indicates a program of study maintains standards requisite for its graduates to achieve credentials in the field.
|Automotive Service Technology||ASE||May 1, 2025|
|Culinary Arts||ACFEF||Dec. 31, 2029|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Abdominal-Extended||CAAHEP||2027|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Obstetrics and Gynecology||CAAHEP||2027|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Vascular||CAAHEP||2027|
|Emergency Medical Services (EMS)||CAAHEP||2024|
|Health Information Management Technology (HIMT)||CAHIM||2030|
|Music||NASM||2027-2028 Academic Year|
|OPT||CAHEEP/NCOPE||Does Not Expire|
|Veterinary Medical Technology||AVMA||2024|
Accounting, Retail Management, Management and Supervision, and Marketing Management
The Joliet Junior College Accounting, Retail Management, Management and Supervision, and Marketing Management programs (PDF)are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Automotive Service Technology
The Joliet Junior College Automotive Program (PDF) is accredited through the ASE Education Foundation.
The Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts (PDF) program is accredited through the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Abdominal-Extended
The Joliet Junior College Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Abdominal-Extended Program (PDF) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Joliet Junior College Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Obstetrics and Gynecology Program (PDF) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Vascular
The Joliet Junior College Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Vascular Program (PDF) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Emergency Medical Services
The Joliet Junior College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program (PDF) provided in collaboration/under contract with Morris Hospital, which is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), with peer review conducted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP).
Health Information Management (HIM)
The Joliet Junior College Health Information Management (HIM) Program (PDF) is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Hort Landscaping Contracting
The Joliet Junior College Hort Landscaping Contracting Program (PDF) is accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
The Joliet Junior College Music Program (PDF) is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology
The Joliet Junior College Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology Program (PDF) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE).
Renewal: The program is accredited, and does not expire.
Registered and Practical Nursing
The Joliet Junior College Registered Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Program are approved through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
The associate degree nursing program at Joliet Junior College located in Joliet, Illinois is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
The Respiratory Care program (PDF), CoARC program number 200659, Associate in Applied Science degree, Joliet Junior College holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).
This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self-Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation.
Veterinary Medical Technology
The Joliet Junior College Veterinary Medical Technology Program (PDF) is accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).