Nicolet Area Technical College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. College accreditation includes approval to offer distance education courses and programs. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year. The commission can be reached at: The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. Phone: 800.621.7440.
Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two Commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, to degree-granting educational institutions in the North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Accrediting Agencies for Academic Programs
National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF)
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
The Dental Assistant program is not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Dental Assistant program will be applying for accreditation as a "fully operational" program as defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.
Once accreditation of the program has been granted, Nicolet graduates will be eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Until accreditation of the program is obtained, Nicolet graduates will be eligible to take the national certification exam after two years of full-time employment (3500 hours of approved DANB work experience) or four years of part-time employment.
The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "initial accreditation." The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.
The Nicolet Area Technical College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE)
Medical Assisting Education Review Board
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970
Chicago, IL 60601-2208
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Nursing Assistant to Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance
Office of Caregiver Quality
P.O. Box 2969 Room 450
Madison, WI 53701