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Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services of member institutions.
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 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.
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CALIFORNIA SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.
Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:
Mailing Address P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Physical Address 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone Numbers Toll free (888) 370-7589 (916) 431-6959
Fax Number (916) 263-1897
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Aviation Maintenance Technology The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Flight Standards District Office 4955 E. Anderson Ave., Ste. 110 Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 454-0286 | http://www.faa.gov
Criminal Justice: Corrections SJVC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program is certified to provide instruction by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)/Standards & Training for Corrections (STC) and the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).
Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)/Standards & Training for Corrections (STC) 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Ste. 200 Sacramento, CA 95833 (916) 324-1641 | http://www.bscc.ca.gov/s_standardsandtrainingforcorrections.php
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services 2420 Del Paso Rd., Ste. 270 Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 322-4000 or (800) 952-5210 | http://www.bsis.ca.gov
The SJVC Dental Assisting program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California.
Dental Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Ste. 1550 Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 263-2300 | http://www.dbc.ca.gov
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by The American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The SJVC Dental Hygiene program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Board of California.
Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-2678 (312) 440-2500 | http://www.ada.org/en/home-ada/coda
Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC) 2005 Evergreen Street, Ste. 2050 Sacramento, CA 95815 Phone: (916) 263-1978 Fax: (916) 263-2688 | https://dhbc.ca.gov/
The SJVC Electrical Technology program is approved by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Attn: Electrician Certification Unit 1515 Clay Street, Ste. 1302 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 286-3900 | https://www.dir.ca.gov/dsle/ECU/ElectricalTrade.html
Occupational Therapy Assistant
The SJVC Occupational Therapy Assistant program is in progress of seeking accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 652-6611, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. SJVC will not enroll students into the Occupational Therapy Assisting program until we have received candidacy status from ACOTE, which grants the college approval to admit its first cohort of students. Upon obtaining accreditation from ACOTE, graduates will be able to sit for the national certification exam for Occupational Therapy Assistants, administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)®.
San Joaquin Valley College’s RN program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
Board of Registered Nursing 1747 North Market Blvd., Ste. 150 Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 322-3350 | http://www.rn.ca.gov/
The Respiratory Therapy program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care 777 Cannon Drive P.O. Box 54876 Hurst, TX 76054-4876 (817) 283-2835 | http://www.coarc.com
The Surgical Technology program on the Bakersfield and Fresno campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). The Surgical Technology program on SJVC’s Rancho Cordova and Temecula campuses is new and not yet accredited. The campuses are in the process of seeking accreditation.
ARC-STSA 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Ste. 110 Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 694-9262 | http://www.arcstsa.org/
CAAHEP 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210 2350 | http://www.caahep.org
The Veterinary Technology program at the Fresno campus is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a program for educating veterinary technicians, https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/programs/pages/default.aspx.
The Licensed Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
BVNPT 2535 Capital Oaks Dr., Ste. 205 Sacramento, CA 95833 (916) 263-7800 | http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov
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