Program Accreditation - Southwestern Illinois College

In addition to maintaining institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, Southwestern Illinois College maintains membership, approval and program accreditation by the following:


  • American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
  • American Association of Paralegal Education
  • Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs
  • Metro East St. Louis Regional Council on Interinstitutional Cooperation
  • Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges
  • Southern Illinois Learning Resource Cooperative
  • Southwestern Illinois Partnership for College and Career Success

Class I Community College Approving Bodies

  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

Career Education Programs Accreditation and Recognition

  • American Culinary Federation Educational Institute
  • American Design Drafting Association
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, phone: 727-210-2350,
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-112, Rowlett, TX 75008
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, 3030 Potomac Ave Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085, 800-999-2782,
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100,
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC),
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation, 100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-814-4500
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training and Standards Board
  • Illinois State Fire Marshal
  • International Fire Science Accreditation, for purpose of examination
  • Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology, located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone 312-704-5300,
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. 773-714-8880,
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000,