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Harper College seeking public comments

Harper 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 5-6, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Harper College has been accredited by HLC since 1971. 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 to the following address:

Public Comment on Harper College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website (https://www.hlcommission.org/comment).

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

All comments must be received by February 2, 2018.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604; 800.621.7440

  • The Harper College business-related programs of Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Services, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Small Business Management and Supply Chain Logistics Management are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The Early Childhood Education program and the Harper College Child Learning Center are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), www.naeyc.org.
  • Harper College is accredited as a Community/Junior College member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The Harper College Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program is accredited by the Illinois Department of Public Health to serve Region IX, System #907 (IDPH), 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 6276; 217-782-4977;  Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, (CoAEMSP); 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75099, 214-703-8445;  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL  33763, 727-210-2350.

  • The Harper College Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.
  • The Harper College Real Estate Program is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations as a Real Estate Pre-License School (#110000046), a Licensed Appraiser–Education Provider (#155000165), a Licensed Home Inspector–Education Provider (#052000106), a Continuing Education School for Real Estate Sales and Brokerage, a Continuing Education School for Real Estate Sales and Brokerage (license 162.0000220).
  • The Harper College Nursing Program is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.acenursing.org.
  • The Harper College Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the: Illinois Department of Public Health, Training and Technical Direction Unit LTC Field Operations, 525 W. Jefferson, 4th Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, 217.785.5569
  • The Harper College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org
  • The Harper College Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org
  • The Harper College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 312.440.2500
  • The Harper College Dietetic Technician Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 800.877.1600, www.eatrightpro.org
  • The Harper College Dietary Manager Certificate Program is accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals, 406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174; 800.323.1908, (ANFP), www.anfponline.org.
  • The Harper College Fire Science Technology Program is accredited with course approval by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall, Division of Personnel Standards and Education, 1035 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL 62703-4259, 217.782.4542
  • The Harper College Interior Design department is accredited by The National Kitchen and Bath Association, 687 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840, 800.843.6522,www.nkba.org.
  • The Harper College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org.
  • The Harper College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300
  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations:
    • Registered Public Accounting Continuing Professional Education sponsor 
    • Licensed Real Estate Pre-license School