About Aims

Accreditation

Aims Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Aims receives reaffirmation of accreditation on a seven-year cycle and most recently received a notice of reaffirmation on April 26, 2011.

Higher Learning Commission
Mark of Affiliation

The Higher Learning Commission
(A commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL  60604
inquiry@hlcommission.org

What does Accreditation mean to me? (Accreditation FAQs)

AQIP

To maintain accreditation, Aims participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), which is a program of the Higher Learning Commission. AQIP provides an alternative evaluation process for organizations already accredited by the Commission. The program is designed around quality improvement principles and processes, and includes a structured set of goal-setting, networking and accountability activities.

AQIP’s goal is to infuse the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities to ensure and advance the quality of higher education.

More on Aims and AQIP

Program Accreditation

Many academic programs at Aims are separately accredited by state or professional agencies.  The chart below lists the accreditation status of many of our programs.  Please contact the program’s division office for more details.

Students or community members who wish to review accreditation documents should contact Karoline Woodruff, Accreditation Officer at (970) 339-6333.

Program

Accrediting Agency

Current Accreditation Status

Program
Location

Associate Degree Nursing Program
(Program approval (SBON) and accreditation (ACEN) mandated by Colorado State Board of Nursing)

Colorado State Board of Nursing (SBON)

Approved

Greeley Campus

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Initial Accreditation

Nurse Aide Program
(Program approval (SBON) mandated by Colorado SBON)

Colorado State Board of Nursing (SBON)

Continued Full Approval

Greeley Campus &
Ft. Lupton Campus
(each location separately approved)

Med Prep Nurse Aide Program - Career Academy
(Program approval (SBON) mandated by Colorado SBON)

Colorado State Board of Nursing (SBON)

Continued Full Approval

Greeley Campus &
Ft. Lupton Campus
(each location separately approved)

EMS-Paramedic
(Program accreditation allows graduates to sit for licensure exam)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Accredited

Greeley Campus

Surgical Technology
(Program accreditation allows graduates to sit for licensure exam)

CAAHEP

Accredited

Greeley Campus

Police (Peace Officers) Academy
(Program accreditation required by state and allows graduates to sit for certification exams)

Colorado Peace Officers Standards and
Training Board

Continued Approval

Greeley Campus

Fire Science
(Program accreditation serves as a voluntary mark of quality)

International Fire Service Accreditation
Congress (IFSAC).

Accredited

Greeley Campus

Aviation
(Fixed Wing and Helicopter)
(Program approval required for operation. Part 141 approval serves as a voluntary mark of quality)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Approved under Part 141

Greeley Campus and Greeley Airport

Air Traffic Controller
(AT-CTI program approval may allow graduates, selected for work as an Air Traffic Controller, to bypass some portions of FAA-supplied training)

FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI)

Approved

Greeley Campus

Early Childhood Program
(Program accreditation serves as a voluntary mark of quality)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Accredited

Greeley Campus

Automotive Service

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Certified

Windsor