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Accreditation

HLC Accreditation Notice

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.  The College will host a visit March 30 and 31, 2020, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has been accredited by HLC since 2005. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college:

Public Comment on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website.

https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/third-party-comment.html

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments must be received by February 29, 2020


Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was independently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in February 2005.  The College, which had held the name of the Community and Technical College (CTC) of Shepherd, was officially renamed Blue Ridge Community and Technical College on July 1, 2006.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has since received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2010 and most recently in 2015.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation, which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission, to degree-granting educational institutions in the North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Contact information :
www.ncahlc.org
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440

The complaint process is designed to identify substantive problems with an institution’s ability to meet the Criteria for Accreditation. HLC’s policy on complaints provides a full description of the type of complaints that HLC will review.

View the HLC website to file a complaint.

Emergency Medical Services Accreditation

CAAHEPThe Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Paramedic Program is Accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs as part of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

It is through the assistance of the “Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions” (www.coaemsp.org) that the “Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs” (http://www.coaemsp.org/) grants our accreditation.

Accredited by both the State of West Virginia and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Program. View more information about this accreditation online.

Health Information Management

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The Health Information Management accreditor of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030.

 

Nursing Accreditation

PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR NURSING EDUCATION

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Science in Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at
2pm-3pm on February 26, 2020 in room 3300 of our main campus located at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 12, 2020.


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The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ACEN® provides Blue Ridge CTC with specialized accreditation ensuring that the Nursing program meets or exceeds standards of quality. Because this program is nationally accredited, the WV Board of Nursing also approved Blue Ridge CTC with full accreditation status.

National Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing®, Inc
3343 Peachtree Rd NE • Suite 850 • Atlanta, GA 30326 • 404-975-5000
Fax 404-975-5020 • Email info@acenursing.org • www.acenursing.org

State Accreditation

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive • Charleston, WV 25311 • (304) 558-3596

Physical Therapy Assistant Accreditation

BRCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; a member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (See Mark of Affiliation in the footnote of this page.)  The PTA program at Blue Ridge CTC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.  Telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:  accreditation@apta.org  website:  http://www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Chrystal McDonald at 304-260-4380, ext 3408 or email cmcdonal@blueridgectc.edu

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