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Accrediting Agencies Recognize by CHE

Accrediting Agencies Recognize by CHE

LIST OF NATIONALINSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE

SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ONHIGHER EDUCATION

April 18, 2000 (Revised November 3, 2008)

 

ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS

Date added

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International (AACSB)

*

     Business (BUS)-Baccalaureate, Masters', and Doctoral degree programs in business

administration and management

*

     Business (BUSA)-Baccalaureate, Masters', and Doctoral degree programs in accounting

*

ACCREDITINGBOARDFORENGINEERINGAND TECHNOLOGY,INC. (ABET)

*

    Engineering (ENG)-Baccalaureate and master's level programs in engineering

*

Engineering-related (ENGR) - Engineering-related programs at the baccalaureate level

*

Engineering Technology (ENGT) - Associate and baccalaureate degree programs in engineering technology

*

ACCREDITINGCOMMISSIONONEDUCATIONFOR HEALTH SERVICESADMINISTRATION (ACEASA)

*

Health Services Administration (HAS) - Graduate programs

*

ACCREDITINGCOUNCILONEDUCATIONINJOURNALISM ANDMASSCOMMUNICATIONS (ACEJMC)

*

    Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) - Units within institutions offering professional undergraduate and graduate (master's) degree programs

*

ACCREDITATION REVIEW COMMISSION ON EDUCATION for the PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (ARC - PA)  
   Physician Assistant   

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (AAMFT)

*

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFTCC) - Clinical training programs

*

    Marriage and Family Therapy (MFCD) - Graduate degree programs

*

AMERICANASSOCIATIONOFFAMILYANDCONSUMER SCIENCES(AAFCS)

*

    Home Economics - Baccalaureate programs

*

AMERICANASSOCIATIONOFNURSEANESTHETISTS(AANA)

*

Nurse Anesthetists (ANEST) - Generic nurse anesthesia education programs/schools

*

AMERICANBARASSOCIATION (ABA)

*

   Law (LAW) - Professional schools

*

AMERICANBOARDOFFUNERALSERVICEEDUCATION(ABFSE)

*

Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Independent schools and collegiate departments

*

AMERICANCOLLEGEOFNURSE-MIDWIVES (ACNM)

*

Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and basic master's degree program

*

AMERICANCOUNCILFORCONSTRUCTIONEDUCATION(ACCE)

*

Construction Education (CONST) - Baccalaureate degree programs

*

AMERICANCOUNCILONPHARMACEUTICALEDUCATION(ACPE)

*

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

*

AMERICANCOUNSELINGASSOCIATION

*

    Counseling (CACREP)- Masters and Doctoral level programs

*

AMERICANCULINARYFEDERATIONEDUCATIONALINSTITUTE

*

Culinary Arts (CUL) - postsecondary programs which award certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees in culinary arts and food services management

*

AMERICANDENTALASSOCIATION (ADA)

*

Dental Assisting (DA)

*

Dental Hygiene (DH)

*

Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)

*

Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree advanced general dentistry and specialty programs, and general practice residency programs

*
AMERICANDIETETICASSOCIATION,THE *

Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated undergraduate programs

*

Dietetics (DIETI) - Post baccalaureate internship programs

*
   Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician programs

AMERICANLIBRARYASSOCIATION (ALA)

*

Librarianship (LIB) - master's program leading to the first professional degree

*

AMERICANMEDICALASSOCIATION COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATIONANDASSOCIATIONOFAMERICANMEDICALCOLLEGESLIAISONCOMMITTEEONMEDICALEDUCATION (LCME)

*

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to theM.D. degree

*

Americanoccupationaltherapyassociation

*

Occupational Therapist (OT)

*

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

*

AMERICANPHYSICALTHERAPYASSOCIATION (APTA)

*

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

*

AMERICANPSYCHOLOGICALASSOCIATION (APA)

*

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - Doctoral programs

*

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - Doctoral programs

*

Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs

*

Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - Doctoral programs

*

School Psychology (SCPSY)B - Doctoral programs

*
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA):
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITATION BOARD (LAAB)
  Landscape Architecture (LSAR) - Baccalaureate and master's programs leading to the
  first professional degree

AMERICANSPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARINGASSOCIATION (ASLHA)

*

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

*

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

*

AMERICANVETERINARYMEDICALASSOCIATION (AVMA)

5/1998

Veterinary Medicine - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

5/1998

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

*

Business (BUAD) - Associate degree programs in business and business-related fields

*

Business (BUBD) - Baccalaureate degree programs in business and business-related fields

*

Business (BUMD) - Master degree programs in business and business-related fields

*

COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS (CAAHEP)

*

Cytotechnologist (CYTO)

*

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)

*

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (ENDT)

*

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP)

*

Histologic Technician/Technologist (HT)

*

Joint Review Committee - Athletic Training(JRC-AT)

11/1999

Medical Assistant (MA)

*

Medical Records Administrator (MRA)

*

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (OMA)

*

Perfusionist (PERF)

*

Physician Assistant (PA) - Assistant to the primary care physician

*

Respiratory Therapist (REST)

*

Respiratory Therapy Technician (RESTT)

*

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology (SBBT)

*

Surgeon's Assistant (SA)

*

Surgical Technologist (ST)

*

COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION (CCNE)

11/1999

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate-degree nursing education programs

11/1999

Nursing (NUR) - Graduate-degree nursing education programs

11/1999

COMMISSIONONOPTICIANRYACCREDITATION

*

Opticianry (OPLT) - 1-year programs for the ophthalmic laboratory technician

*

Opticianry (OPD) - 2-year programs for the ophthalmic dispenser

*

COMPUTINGSCIENCEACCREDITATIONBOARD,INC.

*

Computer Science (COMP) - Baccalaureate programs in computer science

*

COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF COUNSELING AND related education programs (CACREP)

5/1998

Masters degree  (CACREP) - programs to prepare individuals for community counseling, mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, school counseling, student affairs practice in higher education, and Doctoral-level programs in counselor education and supervision.

5/1998

COUNCILONEDUCATIONFORPUBLICHEALTH (CEPH)

*

Community Health Education (CHE) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health

*

Community Health/Preventative Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health

*

Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health

*

COUNCILONREHABILITATION EDUCATION (CORE)

9/1999

Rehabilitation Counseling (CORE) - Masters level programs

9/1999

COUNCILONSOCIALWORKEDUCATION (CSWE)

*

Social Work (SW) - Baccalaureate and master's degree programs

*

FOUNDATIONFORINTERIORDESIGNEDUCATIONRESEARCH (FIDER)

*

Interior Design (FIDER) - 2-year pre-professional assistant level programs (certificate and associate degree); first professional degree level programs (master's and baccalaureate degrees and 3-year certificate); and post professional master's degree programs

*

JOINTREVIEWCOMMITTEEONEDUCATIONINRADIOLOGICTECHNOLOGY

*

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers (Diploma, associate, baccalaureate programs)

*

Radiologic Technology (RTT) - Programs for radiation therapists/technologist (Diploma, associate, baccalaureate programs)

*

JOINTREVIEWCOMMITTEEONEDUCATIONALPROGRAMSINNUCLEARMEDICINETECHNOLOGY

*

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

*

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECS (ASLA):

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITATION BOARD (LAAB)

*

Landscape Architecture (LSAR) - Baccalaureate and master's programs leading to the first professional degree

*
MONTESSORI ACCREDITING COUNCIL for TEACHER EDUCATION (MACTE)
    Montessori Teacher Education Programs.

NATIONALACCREDITINGAGENCYFORCLINICALLABORATORY  SCIENCES

*

Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLTC) - Certificate program

*

Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLTAD) - Associate's degree

*

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology (MT) - Professional programs (Baccalaureate and master's level)

*

NATIONALACCREDITINGCOMMISSIONOFCOSMETOLOGYARTS AND SCIENCES (NACCAS)

*

Cosmetology (COSME) - Postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts & sciences

*

NATIONALARCHITECTURALACCREDITINGBOARD,INC. (NAAB)

*

Architecture (ARCH) - first professional degree programs

*

NATIONALASSOCIATIONOFINDUSTRIALTECHNOLOGY

*

Industrial Technology (INDT) - Baccalaureate degree programs

*

NATIONALASSOCIATIONOFSCHOOLSOFARTANDDESIGN (NASAD)

*

Art & Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and nondegree-granting schools

*

NATIONALASSOCIATIONOFSCHOOLSOFDANCE (NASD)

*

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and nondegree-granting programs

*

NATIONALASSOCIATIONOFSCHOOLSOFMUSIC (NASM)

*

Music (MUS) - Baccalaureate and graduate degree programs

*

Music (MUSA) - Community and junior college programs

*

Music (MUSN) - Nondegree programs

*
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION (NASPAA) 7/2002
   Masters of Public Administration (SPAA) 7/2002

NATIONALASSOCIATIONOFSCHOOLSOFTHEATER (NAST)

*

Theater (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or nondegree-granting programs in theatre and theatre-related disciplines

*

NATIONALCOUNCILFORACCREDITATIONOFTEACHEREDUCATION (NCATE)

*

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*

NATIONALLEAGUEFORNURSING,INC (NLNAC)

*

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs (certificate)

*

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*

Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs

*

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate and higher degree programs

*

SOCIETYOFAMERICANFORESTERS (SAF)

*

Forestry (FOR) - Programs leading to a bachelor's or higher first professional degree

*

* Added prior to May 1998

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