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Accreditation and Approval

Lehigh Carbon Community College is approved as an institution of higher education by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The college is authorized to award the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, the Associate in Applied Science Degree, certificates, and diplomas in specialized career areas.

Middle States Accreditation

Lehigh Carbon Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. ( The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The following programs have received additional accreditation:

Associate Degree Nursing / Practical Nursing
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

Aviation Science
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
FAA Headquarters
800 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 1-866-TELL-FAA

Business Associate Degree Programs
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: (913) 339-9356
Fax: (913) 339-6226

Early Childhood Education / Early Learning Center
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-232-8777; Toll free: 800-424-2460 or 866-NAEYC-4U
Fax: 202-328-1846 

Health Information Technology
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Avenue}
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800|
Email inquiries:

Human Services
Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
3337 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Kitchen and Bath
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
687 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (800) THE-NKBA (843-6522)
Fax: (908) 852-1695
Email Inquiries:

Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commision
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education of Medical Assisting
Education Revie Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone 1-800-228-2262
Fax: 312-899-1259

Occupational Therapy Assistant
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane
PO Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Phone: 301-652-2682
Fax: 301-652-7711

Paralegal Studies
American Bar Association (ABA)
Standing Commitee on Paralegals
541 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-988-5617

Physical Therapist Assistant
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Department of Accreditation
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 703-706-3245
E-mail Inquiries:

Practical Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Tutoring Program
The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
500 N. Estrella Parkway
Ste B2 PMB 412
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: 877-233-9455
Fax: 623-792-5747
Email Inquiries:

Veterinary Technician
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 800-248-2862
Fax: 847-925-1329