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Accreditation

Accreditation is the result of achieving established standards of quality and excellence as recognized by that agency granting such accreditation.

Hopkinsville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hopkinsville Community College.

Note: The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review. or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission's office.

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Academic Program Accreditations or Certifications

The following programs have earned discipline-specific accreditations or certifications as recognized by that respective granting agency:

Associate Degree Nursing:

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Hopkinsville Community College located in Hopkinsville, KY is accredited by the:

                Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
                3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
                Atlanta, GA  30326
                (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is also under full approval status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing (800) 305-2042.

Practical Nursing: The Hopkinsville Community College Practical Nursing Program is under full approval status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing, (800) 305-2042.

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic: The Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program is offered through a partnership between Hopkinsville Community College and Madisonville Community College.  The joint program is accredited under the Madisonville Community College Training and Educational Institution (TEI) number and through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, mail@caahep.org.

Massage Therapy: The Massage Therapy program has received a Certificate of Good Standing for a Massage Therapy Training Program from the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy, PO Box 1360, Frankfort, KY 40602, (502) 782-8808.

Surgical Technology:  The Surgical Technology program is offered through a partnership between Hopkinsville Community College and Madisonville Community College.  The joint program is accredited through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, mail@caahep.org.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation is important for two reasons. First, it assures HCC students that they are receiving an education that meets the high standards of an independent organization.

Secondly, since HCC is accredited to award associate degrees, an HCC degree is automatically recognized and accepted by all public or private four-year colleges and universities in Kentucky. Transfer assistance is available to help explore options available to you.