Arizona College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.ashpEndorsement1

Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician Program is also  ASHP accredited.

Why does accreditation matter?
It’s like a seal of approval given by the experts. It proves that a school has passed tests of quality and credibility, and that what the school tells you about its services and offerings is true. To become accredited, a school’s instructors, courses, services, and fees have to be examined and judged by a panel of experts. They protect students by doing the hard work of investigation and evaluation, so you don’t have to.

Accreditation can also help you get a job once you finish school. Employers want to see that you’ve graduated from a legitimate program — some won’t even hire graduates from an unaccredited school. Completing courses from an unaccredited school can mean having to redo coursework or program degree requirements in order to qualify for a job in your chosen field.

Arizona College is a member of or associated with the following agencies:

• Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
• Arizona State Board of Nursing
• Arizona Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
• Arizona Private School Association
• Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (State of Arizona Licensing)
• Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
• Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities
• Better Business Bureau/Accredited Member
• Department of Education, State of Arizona
• Department of Veterans Affairs
• Fort McDowell Indian Community
• Gila River Indian Community, Department of Education
• Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona
• Hopi Tribe, Education Department
• Navajo Department of Workforce Development
• Phoenix & Maricopa Workforce Connections (WIA)
• Trade Adjustment Assistance
• Veterans Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Arizona College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

To learn how we can help you prepare for a career in the healthcare field, contact Arizona College online or call (602) 222-9300.