Specialized Accreditation

Central Oregon Community College is accredited as an institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Certain programs offered at COCC are also accredited on an individual basis by a third party organization. For program information, please visit our Academic Programs page.

Program Area Accrediting Agency Program Status Last Review Anticipated Next Review
Automotive National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Accredited

Full: 2013

Midpoint: 2015

Cascade Culinary: Baking and Pastry American Culinary Federation (ACF) Accredited 2014 2019
Cascade Culinary: Culinary American Culinary Federation (ACF) Accredited 2014 2019
Dental Assistant Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Accredited 2013 2020
Forestry Society of American Foresters Accredited 2009 2019
HIT Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management/American Health Information Management Association Accredited 1997 2017-18
Massage Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) Accredited 2015 4/30/2022
Medical Assistant Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Accredited 2015 2021-23

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

Accredited 2017 2021-22
Pharmacy American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accredited 2016 2019
Structural Fire

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC);

Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST);

Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)




IFSAC: 2014

DPSST: 2016

FESHE: 2016

IFSAC: 2019

DPSST: 2019

FESHE: 2019

Vet Tech American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) Accredited 2014 2019
Wildland Fire National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)), monitored by the Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group (PNWCG) Accredited 2016 2020

This page maintained by the COCC Curriculum Office; please send updates to emcarman@cocc.edu.
Revised: 9/28/17