Accreditations

What are Central Penn College’s Accreditations? 

Accreditation

Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000; web: www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s.

Approved by

The Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor’s of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Degrees offered

Postsecondary Certificate program; Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs; Bachelor of Science degree programs; and Master of Professional Studies degree program. Certificate program coursework can be completed in nine months. Associate degree coursework can be completed in as little as 15 months, plus an internship. Bachelor’s degree programs may be completed in three years, plus an internship. Master’s degree coursework can be completed in as little as a year and a half.*

*The undergraduate program length is designed for students who are enrolled full time and complete and pass every course required for graduation in the specified time frame. The graduate program length is designed for graduate students who are enrolled part time and successfully complete six consecutive terms. The postsecondary certificate program length is designed for students who are enrolled part time and successfully complete three consecutive terms.

Program Accreditations 

MEDICAL ASSISTING (AAS) ACCREDITATION

Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727.210.2350), www.caahep.org.

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (AAS) ACCREDITATION

Physical Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, (703.684.2782), www.capteonline.org.   

PARALEGAL (AS) APPROVAL

The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, (321.988.5000), www.americanbar.org.   

LEGAL STUDIES (BS) APPROVAL

Legal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, (321.988.5000), www.americanbar.org.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (AAS) ACCREDITATION

Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814, (301.652.6611), www.aota.org.

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