10. Accreditation / Program Review
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accredits associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S. ACCJC operates under the corporate entity the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions. The ACCJC is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness. The ACCJC accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can accept a student’s credential as legitimate.
El Camino College
El Camino College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Compton Community College and El Camino Community College districts are working in partnership to bring an accredited college back to Compton. This Web page is dedicated to providing the public with comprehensive information about the accreditation process. To keep members of the community informed about our progress toward independent accreditation, this Web page conveys the actions and communications of both the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the organization authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate colleges on the criteria required to achieve accreditation, and the work of our internal Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC).
Process to Accreditation (PDF) - Accomplishments Achieved for Accreditation Eligibility and Projected Timeline Going Forward To Eligibility Proposal Submittal (July 2012)
Accreditation Eligibility Proposal Status Report (PDF) - October 27, 2011
Program review is a tool used by program personnel at El Camino College and ECC Compton Center to critically evaluate the services offered by the program and to recommend necessary improvements that address the needs of the college and the community.
El Camino College
Academic Affairs Program Review (PR) is conducted every four years. It is a self-study process to:
- Recognize and acknowledge program/department performance
- Assist in program/department improvement through self-reflection
- Enhance student success by offering recommendations to improve their performance in program and student learning outcomes
- Provide program members the opportunity to discuss and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their programs/departments
Student Services Program Review
Program review is a tool used by program personnel to critically evaluate the services offered by the program and to recommend necessary improvements that address the needs of the college and the community.
The program review process for Administrative Services (AS) will consist of four steps: initial planning, program review documentation, approval, and dissemination. It is expected that these four steps of the program review process will take less than one academic year to complete and that each program will be reviewed on a scheduled 3-year cycle.
All Academic programs have a 4 year cycle for program review. CTE programs have 2 year cycles; alternating minor and comprehensive reviews.
Each program in the Division of Student Services is reviewed on a scheduled 3-year cycle.