Allan Hancock College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (10 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 204, Novato, CA, 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
The college has been continuously accredited since 1952. The latest accreditation is available for review on the Allan Hancock College public website. In addition, the licensing or other approval documents by a state agency for the various programs that require additional credentials are available by request through the office of the Associate Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Students may contact the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) directly with complaints related to noncompliance with accreditation standards. Information on the ACCJC complaint process can be accessed at www.accjc.org/complaint-process.
The Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy is approved and certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (www.post.ca.gov)
The Allan Hancock College Core Custody Academy is approved and certified by the California Board of State and Community Corrections / Standards and Training for Corrections (www.bscc.ca.gov)
The Allan Hancock College Regional Fire Academy is approved by the California State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Fire Services (www.fire.ca.gov)
The Associate Degree Registered Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN, www.rn.ca.gov) and by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
The Certified Nursing Assistant program and the Home Health Aide program is approved by the California Department of Public Health
The Dental Assisting program is approved by the Dental Board of California (www.dbc.ca.gov)
The Licensed Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT, www.bvnpt.ca.gov) and by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
The Medical Assisting program is formally affiliated with the American Medical Technologists (http://www.americanmedtech.org)