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Dodge City Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. The College is also accredited by the Kansas Department of Education. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Council of North Central Colleges, the National Commission on Accrediting, the American Council on Education, and the Kansas Association of Community Colleges.

Persons interested in sending third party comments may access the Higher Learning Commission Website,
call 1-800-621-7440 or write to:

Public Comment on Dodge City Community College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604


Dodge City Community College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 16-18, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Dodge City Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1966. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on Dodge City Community College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by March 15, 2018.

Table of Program Affiliation, Accreditation and/or Licensure.

ProgramAccrediting/ Regulatory or Professional OrganizationCurrent Accreditation StatusProgram Location
AllKansas Board of RegentsOngoing operational authority
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 Dodge City and online education in Kansas
 All Technical Programs Kansas Technical Education Authority Ongoing operational authority Dodge City and online education in Kansas
 Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide Kansas Department of Ageing and Disability Services (KDADS) Approved on a course-by-course basis. Dodge City
 Cosmetology Kansas Board of Cosmetology requires facility license for operation. Active and ongoing license and inspections.
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 Dodge City
 Distance EducationNational Council for State Authorization Reciprocity
 Active and ongoing participation in SARA Online course offered to residents within the SARA region.
 Early Childhood Education Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Active and ongoing facility license and inspections. Dodge City
 EMS-Paramedic Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) Approved on a course-by-course basis. Dodge City
 Flight Instructor Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Flight school licensed through contractual partner, Universal Helicopters.
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 Approved for Dodge City, KS; Prescott, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ; Provo, UT; Camarillo, CA
 State of Arizona Ongoing Approved for Prescott, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ;
 State of California Ongoing Approved for Camarillo, CA
 State of Utah Ongoing Approved for Provo, UT
 NursingAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Kansas Board of Nursing

Active and ongoing specialized accreditation.

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 Dodge City
WeldingAmerican Welding Society (AWS) Institutional Member of the SENSE program.Ongoing membership with individual student testing and certification. Dodge City

AQIP – Academic Quality Improvement Program

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is an alternative process through which an organization can maintain its accredited status with The Higher Learning Commission. AQIP’s goal is to infuse the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities in order to assure and advance the quality of higher education.

AQIP allows an organization to demonstrate that it meets The Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation and other expectations through processes that align with the ongoing activities that characterize organizations striving continuously to improve their performance. By sharing both its improvement activities and their results through AQIP, an organization develops the structure and systems essential to achieving the distinctive higher education mission it has set for itself — and the evidence to enable the Commission to reaffirm accreditation.

AQIP Principles – Improving Academic Quality

Evaluations of Institutional Effectiveness

The College solicits data from staff, faculty, and students in the form of Noel-Levitz surveys and the Faces of the Future surveys as a means of measuring employee concerns and performance results regarding student stakeholder groups and, in turn, benchmarks the results against peer institutions.

Evaluations of Institutional Effectiveness

Strategic Plan

DC3 2013 Strategic Plan Task List