Accreditations

The College operates on a two-semester basis consisting of 15 weeks each, including examination periods and vacations. The unit utilized for credit courses is the semester hour.

Reading Area Community College is accredited by the following: (Unless otherwise noted all accreditation documents are available upon request from the College President's Office.)

Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an institution of higher education, and is authorized to award the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, Associate in General Studies Degree, Certificate of Specializations and Diploma of Specialization.

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680 215.662.5606 has granted full accreditation to Reading Area Community College. (Accreditation Status can be viewed from the Middle States Website)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119) - Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician

Committee on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) - Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Care

The Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Both programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing. For more information regarding the NLNAC, contact 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 or 1-800-669-1656. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Committee on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).

Reading Area Community College is an approved provider (May 2010) of continuing nursing education by the PA Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation. (Accreditation documents are available upon request from the office of Community Education)

Reading Area Community College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation (Accreditation documents are available upon request from the office of Community Education)

Reading Area Community College is accredited by the following: (Accreditation documents are available upon request from the office of Community Education)

Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC)

Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMS)

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)