NHTI is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Accreditation of an institution by the NEASC, Inc. indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue doing so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the NEASC, Inc. is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to NHTI's Office of Academic Affairs Office at (603)230-4020. The most recent CIHE Accreditation Self-Study Report may be viewed at the NHTI Library or by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs.
Individuals may also contact the Association. Please send inquiries to New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433. The telephone number is (781)271-0022.
NHTI has been accredited by NEASC, Inc. since 1969. Initial accreditation was through the Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (CTCI). In 2001, NHTI earned accreditation from NEASC, Inc's, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). To view NHTI's accreditation history with NEASC, Inc., please visit their website at http://cihe.neasc.org/about-our-institutions/roster/nhti-concords-community-college.
Accounting - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*
Architectural, Computer, Electronic, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technologies - Accredited by the ETAC Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
Business Administration - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*
Dental Assisting - Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, full accreditation
Dental Hygiene - Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, full accreditation
Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Child & Family Development Center - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*
Human Service - Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
Legal Nurse Consultant - Approved by the American Bar Association
Nursing - The NHTI Nursing Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Programs are also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly NLNAC (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; (404) 975-5000; http://www.acenursing.org/)
Orthopaedic Technology - Recognized by National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists (NAOT)
Paralegal Studies - Approved by American Bar Association as a legal assistant education program
Paramedic Emergency Medicine - Committee on Accreditation on Educational Programs of the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
Radiation Therapy - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Radiologic Technology - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Sports Management - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*
Teacher Education Conversion Programs - New Hampshire State Board of Education
* The most recent report to ACBSP on student learning and academic achievement in NHTI business programs is available here.