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Accreditation

Barton County Community College is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Visit and find out more about Barton’s HLC Accreditation.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation ensures the overall quality of an institution including everything from offered programs, instruction, student support, governance, mission, finances and resources. 

Barton has been continuously accredited since 1974 with the most recent reaffirmation of accredit occurring in 2012 – 2013.

How is a college accredited?

Colleges must meet HLC’s criteria for accreditation, a set of established standards.  Through a continuous series of evaluation activities, HLC monitors colleges to ensure they continue to meet these standards. Learn more about the HLC process.

Barton ensures accreditation through HLC’s Open Pathway cycle of accreditation.

Filing a Complaint with HLC

Individuals interested in filing a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission may do so as outlined on the Higher Learning Commission website.

State Approval and Association Memberships

Barton also falls under the Kansas Board of Regents as the governing board of the state’s public post-secondary institutions and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Program Accreditation

Automotive Technology
The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NATEF.)

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time (Monday - Friday, except holidays)
Phone:  703-669-6650
Website:  www.natef.org

Emergency Medical Services
The Barton Community College 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 Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical
Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

           Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
           1361 Park Street
           Clearwater, FL 33756
           Phone:  727-210-2350
           Website: www.caahep.org

Medical Laboratory Technician
The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

          National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
          5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
          RoseMont, IL 60018-5119
          847-939-3597

Nursing
Practical Nursing accredited by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN)

Registered Nursing accredited by KSBN and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020
Website: www.acenursing.org

Dietary Manager
The Dietary Manager Program accredited by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals (ANFP.)

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
406 Surrey Woods Dr.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone:  800-323-1908 or 630-587-6336
Website:  www.anfponline.org
Email:  info@anfponline.org