HSI, Governance & Accreditation
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
Pueblo Community College has been a Hispanic-Serving Institution for more than 30 years. To be designated an HSI, at least 25% of a college’s student body must be Hispanic. Thirty-three percent of PCC students identify as Hispanic.
Throughout the past three decades, PCC has been the recipient of federal Title III and Title V grants to expand its ability to better serve its Hispanic student population.
Additionally, PCC is honored to be the permanent site of El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado and Pueblo. The exhibit occupies the upper level of the PCC Library on the Pueblo campus and is a valuable resource for our instructors, students and community.
Pueblo Community College is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, which comprises 13 state system community colleges. The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) is the central policy and coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education and establishes policy on legislative, academic and fiscal matters.
Pueblo Community College is a member of and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; website; phone: 800.621.7440. In addition, several programs hold approval or accreditation from national and state level associations and agencies:
Culinary Arts Program
Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095; phone: 800.624.9458.
Dental Assisting Program
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678; phone: 312.440.2500.
Dental Hygiene Program
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678; phone: 312.440.2500.
Early Childhood Education Program
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L. St. NW, Washington, DC 2005; phone: 202.232.8777; www.naeyc.org.
EMS Paramedic Program
The Pueblo Community College Emergency Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
Machining Technology Program
Accredited by The National Institute for Metalworking skills, 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030; phone: 703.352.4971; website.
Medical Coding Certificate Program
Accredited by the American Health Information Association (AHIMA), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809; phone: 312.233.1100; website.
Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
Nursing –Associate Degree Nursing Program
Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone: 404.975.5000, website . Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, (301-652-6611). www.acoteonline.org.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 719-549-3433 or email Margaret.Oreskovich@pueblocc.edu.
Psychiatric Technician Program
Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
Respiratory Care Program
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 12248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; phone: 817.283.2835.
Surgical Technology Program
The PCC Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone: 727.210.2350; upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
The following programs have received certification as designated:
Certified by National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) under the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) guidelines, 101 Blue Seal Drive S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; phone: 703.669.6650.
Certified by Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) guidelines, 2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 450, Troy, MI 48084; phone: 888.339.2937.
Law Enforcement Academy
Certified by the Colorado Department of Law, Criminal Justice Section – Colorado POST, Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203; phone: 720.508.6721; fax: 866.858.7486.