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HLC Accreditation

Pikes Peak Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). PPCC has been an accredited college since 1975.


The HLC (Higher Learning Commission) was founded in 1895, its mission to advance a higher quality of learning and accredits 19 states in the north-central region. PPCC was re-accredited in 2014. You can learn more about PPCC’s accreditation at the Higher Learning Commission

Specialized Accreditation

In addition to HLC accreditation, PPCC has 11 different programs requiring specialized accreditation. All programs that require specialized accreditation have continuously maintained accreditation. 

The following programs at PPCC have specialized accreditation.

Program/Course of Study Accrediting Body
Automotive Collision Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Automotive Service Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Culinary Arts Programs American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)
Dental Assisting The American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Early Childhood Education National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Emergency Medical Service Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE)
and Committee on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

HVAC Excellence

HVAC Excellence

Law Enforcement Academy

POST certified

Nursing Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formally National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC))
Pharmacy Technician American Society of Health – System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Radiologic Technology Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)