Accreditation

NPC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7 - 500, Chicago, IL 60604. Phone: (800) 621-7440, Website: www.hlcommission.org

Most programs and courses satisfactorily completed at this institution will transfer to other colleges and universities throughout the United States. However, we encourage students who plan to transfer to discuss specific courses and transfer options with a counselor or advisor as early as possible.

The Automotive Service Technology Program at National Park College is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  NATEF offices are located at 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, Phone (703) 669-6650, Website: http://www.asealliance.org/

The National Park College EMS Education Program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health to provide EMS education.  National Park College's Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).  CoAEMSP may be contacted at Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone: (214) 703-8445, Website: http://www.coaemsp.org

The HIT Associate of Applied Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, Phone: (312) 233-1100, Website: http://www.cahiim.org

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. NAACLS may be contacted at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Phone: (773) 714-8880, Website: http://www.naacls.org

Nursing Programs, both the AS (RN) and the PN (LPN) Certificate, are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The Associate degree program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. ACEN invites third party comments.  ACEN may be reached at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000, Website: http://www.acenursing.org

The Radiography Program is also accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. This accreditation agency may be contacted at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone: (312) 704-5300, Website: http://www.jrcert.org

The Respiratory Care Program at National Park College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC offices are located at 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021, Phone: (817) 283-2835, Website: http://www.coarc.com

The Welding Technology Program at National Park College is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).  NCCER offices are located at 13614 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL 32615, Phone: (386) 518-6500 or (888) 622-3720, Website: http://www.nccer.org

The College holds institutional memberships in the following:

  • Achieving the Dream
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • Arkansas Community Colleges
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • League of Innovation in the Community College
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
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