Statement of Accreditation Status

Harrisburg Area Community College

  • CEO: Dr. John Sygielski, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Janice Moore
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1967
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

One H A C C Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999

(717) 780-2300

www.hacc.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of self-study process and report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to increase the number of clock hours required for the successful completion of the Act 120 Police Academy program. To remind the institution of the progress report, due March 1, 2016, documenting further evidence of the assessment of general education outcomes, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due March 1, 2016, documenting further evidence of the assessment of general education outcomes, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2017 - 2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To note that the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To continue to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2014, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 12 (General Education). To request that the monitoring report include, but not be limited to, evidence of (a) an organized, systematic, and sustainable process to assess the achievement of general education learning goals; (b) sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key learning outcomes in general education; and (c) that results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12). To further request that the monitoring report also provide evidence of the appropriate implementation of educational management software to support and enhance assessment processes (Standards 7 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to increase the number of clock hours required for the successful completion of the Massage Therapy Post-Secondary Certificate program. To remind the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To further note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. The monitoring report, due September 1, 2013 has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at its November meeting. The due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 27, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7, 12 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, including General Education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standards 7, 12 and 14, including but not limited to evidence of (1) the development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation and to gain efficiencies in programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess the achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, including General Education, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report provide evidence of the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance (Standard 4). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the due date for the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Gettysburg Campus
    731 Old Harrisburg Rd.
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Branch Campus
    Lancaster Campus
    1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Branch Campus
    Lebanon Campus
    735 Cumberland St.
    Lebanon, PA 17042
  • Branch Campus
    York Campus
    2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
    York, PA 17404
    Opened: 11/04/2009
  • Additional Location
    Community Center for Technology & Arts
    1523 N. Fourth St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Additional Location
    Franklin County Career and Technology Center
    2463 Loop
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Harrisburg School District
    2101 N. Front St. Bld#2
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Additional Location
    Kinsley Education Center
    350 Hill Street
    York, PA 17403
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Lebanon County Career and Technology Center
    833 Metro Drive
    Lebanon, PA 17406
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Lebanon Training Center for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners
    1718 Heilmandale Road
    Lebanon, PA 17406
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Midtown Site
    1500 North Third Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Mill Creek Cabinetry
    3367 Mill Rd.
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Additional Location
    Penn Center
    349 Wiconisco St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Other Instructional Site
    Adams County Business Education Partnership
    18 Carlisle St
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Other Instructional Site
    Adams County Tech Prep
    1130 Old Harrisburg Rd
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Other Instructional Site
    Annville Cleona High School
    500 S White Oak St
    Annville, PA 17003
  • Other Instructional Site
    Army War College - Carlisle
    122 Forbes Ave
    Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Associated Builders & Contractors Inc
    135 Shellyland Road
    Manheim, PA 17545
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bermudian Springs High School
    7335 Carlisle Pike
    York Springs, PA 17372
  • Other Instructional Site
    Big Spring HS
    100 Mount Rock Rd
    Newville, PA 17241
  • Other Instructional Site
    Biglerville High School
    161 N Main Street
    Biglerville, PA 17307
  • Other Instructional Site
    Blue Ridge Country Club
    3940 Linglestown Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Other Instructional Site
    Boiling Springs High School
    4 Forge Road
    Boiling Springs, PA 17007
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bricco Restaurant
    31 S Third St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bright Side Opportunity Center
    515 Hershey Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Other Instructional Site
    Brownstown-Lancaster Cty CTC
    Snyder & Betzler Rd
    Brownstown, PA 17508
  • Other Instructional Site
    Business Central
    18-20 N Hanover Street
    Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Camp Hill High School
    100 S 24th St
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carlisle High School
    623 West Penn Street
    Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cedar Cliff High School
    1301 Carlisle Rd
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cedar Crest High School
    115 E Evergreen Rd
    Lebanon, PA 17042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central York HS
    601 Mundis Mill Rd
    York, PA 17406
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chambersburg Area HS
    511 S Sixth St
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chambersburg Career Magnet School
    2459 Loop Rd
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Columbia HS
    200 N Fifth Street
    Columbia, PA 17512
  • Other Instructional Site
    Conestoga Valley High School
    2110 Horseshoe Rd
    Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cornerstone Coffeehouse
    2133 Market Street
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland Valley Christian School
    600 Miller Street
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland Valley High School
    6746 Carlisle Pike
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cumberland/Perry Area Vo-Tech
    110 Old Willow Mill Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dallastown Area High School
    700 New School Lane
    Dallastown, PA 17313
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dauphin County Vo-Tech
    6001 Locust Lane
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Defense Distribution Susquehanna PA
    Brandt Avenue & 16th St
    New Cumberland, PA 17070
  • Other Instructional Site
    Department of Revenue
    One Revenue Place
    Harrisburg, PA 17128
  • Other Instructional Site
    Donegal High School
    1025 Koser Rd
    Mt. Joy, PA 17552
  • Other Instructional Site
    Dover Area High School
    2 School Lane
    Dover, PA 17315
  • Other Instructional Site
    Eastern Lebanon County High School
    180 ELCO Drive
    Myerstown, PA 17067
  • Other Instructional Site
    Elizabethtown High School
    600 East High Street
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ephrata High School
    803 Oak Blvd
    Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fairfield Area High School
    4840 Fairfield Rd
    Fairfield, PA 17320
  • Other Instructional Site
    Family Center of Gap
    835 Houston Run Dr
    Gap, PA 17527
  • Other Instructional Site
    Franklin Co Career/Tech Center
    2463 Loop Rd
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Other Instructional Site
    Garden Spot HS
    669 E Main St
    New Holland, PA 17557
  • Other Instructional Site
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
    400 Highland Avenue
    Lewistown, PA 17044
  • Other Instructional Site
    Gettysburg Area High School
    1130 Old Harrisburg Rd
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greencastle-Antrim High School
    300 South Ridge Ave
    Greencastle, PA 17225
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greenwood HS
    405 East Sunbury Street
    Millerstown, PA 17062
  • Other Instructional Site
    Halifax Area High School
    3940 Peters Mountain Rd
    Halifax, PA 17032
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence
    400 Pine Street
    Hanover, PA 17331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hanover High School
    401 Moul Avenue
    Hanover, PA 17331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hanover Hospital Community Health Education Center
    400 York St
    Hanover, PA 17331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harrisburg Christian School
    200 Blue Mountain Parkway
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harrisburg Hilton
    1 North Second Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harrisburg HS of Sci & Tech
    326 Market St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hempfield Senior High School
    200 Church St
    Landisville, PA 17538
  • Other Instructional Site
    IEC Training Facility
    8 Long Lane Suite B
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Other Instructional Site
    Juniata High School
    3931 William Penn Highway
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kennard-Dale High School
    339 Main Street
    Fawn Grove, PA 17321
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lampeter Strasburg High School
    1600 Book Rd
    Lampeter, PA 17537
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lancaster Catholic High School
    650 Juliette Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lancaster City Hall
    120 N Duke St
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lancaster Mennonite School
    2176 Lincoln Highway East
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lebanon Catholic High School
    1400 Chestnut St
    Lebanon, PA 17042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lebanon County Career/Technical Center
    833 Metro Drive
    Lebanon, PA 17042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lebanon Senior High School
    1000 S Eighth St
    Lebanon, PA 17042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lewistown Area
    152 E Market St Suite 201
    Lewistown, PA 17044
  • Other Instructional Site
    Littlestown Area HS
    200 E Myrtle St
    Littlestown, PA 17340
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lower Dauphin High School
    201 S Hanover St
    Hummelstown, PA 17036
  • Other Instructional Site
    Manheim Central High School
    400 Adele Avenue
    Manheim, PA 17545
  • Other Instructional Site
    Manheim Township High School
    P.O. Box 5134 School Road
    Lancaster, PA 17606
  • Other Instructional Site
    McCaskey High School
    445 N Reservoir St
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mechanicsburg Area High School
    500 S Broad Street
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mikayla's Place
    212 N Progress Ave
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Millersburg High School
    799 Center St
    Millersburg, PA 17601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Milton Hershey School
    1201 Homestead Lane
    Hershey, PA 17033
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mount Joy-Lancaster Cty CTC
    432 Old Market Street
    Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Covenant Christian School
    452 Ebenezer Road
    Lebanon, PA 17046
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Oxford High School
    130 Berlin Rd
    New Oxford, PA 17350
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Lebanon High School
    345 School Drive
    Fredericksburg, PA 17026
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northeastern High School
    300 High Street
    Manchester, PA 17345
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northern York High School
    653 Baltimore St
    Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • Other Instructional Site
    Octorara Area High School
    226 Highland Rd
    Atglen, PA 19310
  • Other Instructional Site
    PA National Guard in Middletown
    62 Olmsted Drive
    Middletown, PA 17057
  • Other Instructional Site
    Palmyra HS
    1125 Park Drive
    Palmyra, PA 17078
  • Other Instructional Site
    Penn Manor High School
    100 E Cottage Ave
    Millersville, PA 17551
  • Other Instructional Site
    Red Lion Area Senior High School
    200 Horace Mann Avenue
    Red Lion, PA 17356
  • Other Instructional Site
    Redland High School
    560 Fishing Creek Rd
    Lewisberry, PA 17339
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shalom Christian Academy
    126 Social Island Road
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Western High School
    200 Bowman Rd
    Hanover, PA 17331
  • Other Instructional Site
    Spanish American Civic Assoc.
    545 Pershing Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Spring Grove Area High School
    1490 Roth Church Rd
    Spring Grove, PA 17362
  • Other Instructional Site
    SUN Career & Technical Center
    815 Market Street
    New Berlin, PA 17855
  • Other Instructional Site
    Susquehanna Township High School
    3500 Elmerton Avenue
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes
    405 St Johns Church Rd
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tulpehocken HS
    430 New Schaefferstown Rd
    Bernville, PA 19506
  • Other Instructional Site
    Upper Dauphin HS
    220 N Church St
    Elizabethville, PA 17023
  • Other Instructional Site
    Warwick High School
    301 West Orange Street
    Lititz, PA 17543
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Perry Senior High School
    2608 Shermans Valley Rd
    Elliottsburg, PA 17024
  • Other Instructional Site
    William Penn Senior High
    101 West College Avenue
    York, PA 17404
  • Other Instructional Site
    Williams Valley High School
    10330 State Route 209
    Tower City, PA 17980
  • Other Instructional Site
    Willow Street-Lancaster Cty CTC
    1730 Hans Herr Drive
    Willow Street, PA 17584
  • Other Instructional Site
    York County School of Technology
    2179 S Queen St
    York, PA 17402

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