Academic Catalogs

Accreditation and Approvals

Orange Coast College is accredited by:

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 204
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234

For 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

The College and its instructional programs are also approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and by the State Department of Veteran Affairs for training veterans.

In addition, Orange Coast College offers programs which have specialty accreditations or external approval by recognized agencies:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND);
  • American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC);
  • California State Department of Public Health (CDPH) Dietary Services Supervisor
  • California State Department of Public Health – Radiologic Health Branch
  • California Certifying Medical Assistants Association (CCBMAA)
  • California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA)
  • California Dental Board - Dental Assisting 
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs - Dental Board of California (DBC)
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA);
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP);
  • Committee on Accreditation for Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT);
  • Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnography Technology (CoA-PSG);
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoA-RC)
  • County of Orange Health Care Disaster Management Agency — National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – Maintenance Schools; US Department of Transportation
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT);
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS);
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT);
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)