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Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604 

Accreditation 2017
Accreditation Community Forum

Alpena Community College will be visited by the Higher Learning Commission evaluation team on September 25 and 26 for the purpose of renewing ACC’s accreditation. In order to gather public feedback, ACC is inviting the community to participate in an open forum at the Granum Theatre on Monday, September 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For any questions about the event, please contact Wendy Brooks, ACC accreditation liaison, at 989.358.7249.

Higher Learning Commission Student Opinion SurveySurvey Results
All ACC students were asked to participate in a survey conducted by the Higher Learning Commission in April 2017. The survey was intended to give all students an opportunity to participate in the accreditation process. Their responses helped ACC Administrators identify possible questions for the accreditation visit.


The Alpena Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Educational Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350
FAX: 727.210.2354
Website: www.caahep.org

Medical Assistant Educational Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800.228.2262
Website:  www.maerb.org

The Michigan Board of Nursing has accredited the following programs:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing. 
The Michigan Correctional Officers Training Council has accredited:
  • Corrections Officer Academic Program.

Alpena Community College is a member of: American Association of Community Colleges; College Entrance Examination Board; Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; and Michigan Community College  Association.