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Accreditation

Bergen Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

In addition, four programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763; (727) 210-2350:

The Nursing program is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ 07101; (973) 504-6430 and is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; (404) 975-5000. (Nursing Letter of Accreditation)

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 621-8099. (Dental Hygiene Letter of Accreditation)

Two programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606; (312) 704-5300 and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners, 25 Arctic Parkway, P.O. Box 420 (Mail Code 25-01), Trenton, NJ 08625; (609) 984-5634.

In addition to the CAAHEP, the Respiratory Therapy program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021; (817) 283-2835. (Respiratory Therapy Letter of Accreditation)

Two programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 312 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 988-5000.

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 1931 North Meachem Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (800) 248-2862. (Veterinary Technology Letter of Accreditation)

The Paramedic Science program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (COAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite #111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; (214) 703-8445. (Paramedic Science Letter of Accreditation)

State Licensure and Authorization

Pursuant to the laws and statutes of the State of New Jersey, Bergen Community College is an institution of high education that is licensed and authorized by the State to offer associate’s degrees and certificate programs.

The
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE), an agency of New Jersey state government, is charged with oversight of the licensure of all institutions of higher education that operate within the State, including Bergen Community College, and assures the integrity of all degrees awarded by those institutions.
Any questions, comments, or concerns can be brought to the attention of:

            
Director of Office of Licensure
           Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
           P.O. Box. 542, Trenton, NJ 08652-0542
            Telephone. (609)984-3738