The programs in Culinary Arts are accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF),180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, (904) 824-4468. To file a complaint with the American Culinary Federation, visit www.acfchefs.org.
The programs in Automotive Technology are accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) 1503 Edwards Ferry Road., NE Leesburg, VA 20176, (773) 669-6650, (773) 669-6677. To file a complaint with the ASEEF, email info@ASEeducationFoundation.org
Health Information Technology
The programs in Health Information Technology are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave. 21st Floor. Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312)233-1166. To file a complaint with the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management visit www.cahiim.org/programs/complaint-process.
The Teacher Education Alternative Certification for Career and Technical Education and the Advanced Professional Certificate in Special Education programs are accredited as by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), P.O. Box 7511, Fairfax Station, VA 20039, (301) 276-5106. To file a complaint with AAQEP, email email@example.com or visit https://aaqep.org/complaint-policy
ACCJC – Institutional Accreditation
Reaffirmation Of Accreditation
Leeward Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting on January 9-11, 2019, reviewed the Institutional Self Evaluation Report and evidentiary materials submitted by Leeward Community College. The Commission also considered the External Evaluation Team Report prepared by the peer review team that conducted its onsite visit to the College on October 15-18, 2018.
The purpose of this review was to determine whether the College continues to meet ACCJC’s Eligibility Requirements, Commission Policies, and Accreditation Standards (hereinafter, the Standards). Upon consideration of the written and oral information noted above, the Commission acted to Reaffirm Accreditation On January 28, 2019, for seven years and require a Follow-Up Report, due no later than March 2, 2020.
- 2018 Self-Evaluation Report (pdf)
- Action letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, January 2019
- Visiting team’s External Evaluation Report
The Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) reaffirmed the accreditation of Leeward Community College with a requirement that the College submit a Follow-Up Report by March 2, 2020, to address the single compliance recommendation. The recommendation, “In order to meet the standard, the College should establish a clear cycle to regularly evaluate and update its policies and procedures,” is addressed in our Follow-up Report.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accepted the response in our Follow-Up Report and reaffirmed our accreditation until the next comprehensive review in 2025. During their last visit (Fall 2018), ACCJC determined that we were deficient in meeting Standard I.B.7. and that we needed to establish a clear cycle to regularly evaluate and update our policies and procedures. The Follow-Up Report, submitted in March 2020, addressed the issue. The Commission’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation letter is dated June 29, 2020.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting January 11-12, 2023, reviewed the Midterm Report and related evidentiary materials submitted by Leeward Community College. The purpose of the review was to determine the degree to which the institution has made progress in implementing its plans and improving outcomes related to student achievement. After consideration of the Report, the Commission has determined that the institution’s progress is appropriate and has accepted the Report.