West Hills College Lemoore is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org
WHCL complies with the Commission Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions, as procedures for student grievance and public complaint are reasonable, fairly administered, and publicized to students and the public. WHCL has not had any complaints referred to the Accrediting Commission in the last six years. To file a complaint with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges visit www.accjc.org/complaint-process.
West Hills College Lemoore was reaffirmed accreditation by ACCJC in June 2011. The next comprehensive evaluation will take place in 2017.
West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) has several programs that undergo external evaluation and are accredited by industry-specific agencies. Each program is noted below, along with the associated accrediting body’s name and contact information.
Administration of Justice
The Peace Officer Standards and Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
The registered nursing program is accredited by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
The paramedic program is accredited by multiple agencies at the national, state, and local levels. The local agency is responsible for regional jurisdiction accreditation, while both state and national agencies maintain overarching accrediting responsibilities of the program.