Statement of Accreditation Status

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Steve Nunez, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Barbara Zaborowski
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Cambria County Area Community College (7/1/2004)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1996
  • Accreditation Granted: 2002
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904

(814) 262-6400

www.pennhighlands.edu

  • June 22, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 6311 Margy Drive, Huntingdon, PA 16652 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025 - 2026.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the contractual arrangement with FirstEnergy Power Systems Institute, leading to the AAS degree in Electric Utility Technology. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016 - 2017.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the Somerset Education Center additional location from 777 Georgian Place, N. Center Street (Suite 315), Somerset, PA 15501 to 6024 Glades Pike Suite, Somerset, PA 15501 and to include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the new location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the Blair Center, 5580 Goods Lane, Altoona, PA 16602 as an additional locations and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016 - 2017.
  • March 6, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016 - 2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 777 Georgian Place, N. Center Street (Suite 315), Somerset PA within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due December 1, 2013 documenting (1) the development and implementation of a comprehensive technology acquisition, replacement and operations plan, including provision for current and future technology needs (Standard 3); (2) the development and implementation of an enrollment management plan for recruitment, retention and marketing (Standard 8); and (3) evidence of the use the results of institutional assessment data to inform the development of new programs, with evidence of the availability of adequate learning resources to support all educational programs (Standard 11). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016 - 2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 6311 Margy Lane, Huntingdon, PA 16652 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To re-classify the instructional site at the Somerset Education Center, 777 Georgian Place, N. Center Street, Somerset, PA 15501 as an additional location, and to include it provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the location within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at each additional location. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To re-classify the instructional site at 6311 Margy Drive, Huntingdon, PA 16652 as an additional location and to include the location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the contractual agreement with MTT Aviation Services, at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria Airport, Johnstown, PA, for the Professional Pilot Associate's degree program. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2012, should document steps taken to implement the online programs. To further remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report should document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes, including evidence that assessment results are used in planning, decision-making, and to improve teaching and learning (Standards 7 and 14).
  • 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
  • Additional Location
    Blair Center
    5580 Goods Lane
    Altoona, PA 16602
  • Additional Location
    Ebensburg Education Center
    881 Hills Plaza Drive, Suite 450
    Ebensburg, PA 15931
  • Additional Location
    Somerset Education Center
    6024 Glades Pike Suite
    Somerset, PA 15501
    Opened: 08/29/2016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Altoona Area High School
    1415 6th Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Apollo-Ridge High School
    1831 PA-56
    Spring Church, PA 15686
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bedford Area High School
    330 East John Street
    Bedford, PA 15522
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bellwood-Antis High School
    400 Martin Street
    Bellwood, PA 16617
  • Other Instructional Site
    Berlin Brothers Valley High School
    1025 Main Street
    Berlin, PA 15530
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bishop Carroll High School
    728 Benjamin Franklin Hwy
    Ebensburg, PA 15931
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bishop Guilfoyle High School
    2400 PLeasant Valley Blvd
    Altoona, PA 16602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Blacklick Valley School District
    555 Birch Avenue
    Nanty Glo, PA 15943
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cambria Heights High School
    426 Glendale Lake Road
    Patton, PA 16668
  • Other Instructional Site
    Center for Metal Arts
    106 Iron Street
    Johnstown, PA 15906
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Cambria High School
    208 Schoolhouse Road
    Ebensburg, PA 15931
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central High School
    718 Central Road
    Martinsburg, PA 16662
  • Other Instructional Site
    Central Park
    425 Main Street, 1st Floor
    Johnstown, PA 15901
  • Other Instructional Site
    Chestnut Ridge High School
    2588 Quaker Valley Road
    New Paris, PA 15554
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clasyburg-Kimmel High School
    531 Bedford Street
    Claysburg, PA 16625
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clearfield Alliance Christian School
    56 Alliance Road
    Clearfield, PA 16830
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clearfield Area High School
    2831 Washington Avenue
    Clearfield, PA 16830
  • Other Instructional Site
    Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
    1620 River Road
    Clearfield, PA 16830
  • Other Instructional Site
    Conemaugh Health Systems
    1086 Franklin Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905
  • Other Instructional Site
    Conemaugh Township Area High School
    300 West Campus Avenue
    Davidsville, PA 15928
  • Other Instructional Site
    Conemaugh Valley High School
    1342 William Penn Avenue
    Johnstown, PA 15906
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cuwensville Area High School
    650 Beech Street
    Curwensville, PA 16833
  • Other Instructional Site
    Derry Area High School
    982 N Chestnut St Ext
    Derry, PA 15627
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fayette County Career and Technology Institute
    175 Georges Fairchance Road,
    Uniontown, PA 15401
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ferndale Area Junior-Senior High School
    600 Harlan Ave
    Johnstown, PA 15905
  • Other Instructional Site
    Forest Hills School District
    489 Locust Street
    Sidman, PA 15955
  • Other Instructional Site
    Glendale High School
    1466 Beaver Valley Rd
    Flinton, PA 16640
  • Other Instructional Site
    Goodwill Industries
    The Helms Academy 540 Central Avenue
    Johnstown, PA 15902
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center
    1500 Fourth Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
    445 Schoolhouse Road
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greater Johnstown High School
    445 Schoolhouse Road
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harmony Area High School
    5239 Ridge Rd
    Westover, PA 16692
  • Other Instructional Site
    Huntingdon Area High School
    2400 Cassady Ave
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
  • Other Instructional Site
    Indiana County Career and Technology Center
    441 Hamill Road
    Indiana, PA 15701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Johnstown Christian School
    125 Christian School Road
    Hollsopple, PA 15935
  • Other Instructional Site
    Juniata Valley Junior Senior High School
    7775 Juniata Valley Pike
    Alexandira, PA 16611
  • Other Instructional Site
    JWF Industries
    84 Iron Street
    Johnstown, PA 15906
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ligonier Valley High School
    40 Springer Road
    Ligonier, PA 15658
  • Other Instructional Site
    Meyersdale Area High School
    1349 Shaw Mines Rd
    Meyersdale, PA 15552
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mount Union Area High School
    706 North Shaver Street
    Mount Union, PA 17066
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Star High School
    400 Ohio Street
    Boswell, PA 15531
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northern Bedford County High School
    152 NBC Drive
    Loysburg, PA 16659
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northern Cambria High School
    813 35th Street
    Northern Cambria, PA 15714
  • Other Instructional Site
    Otto-Eldred High School
    143 Sweitzer Drive
    Duke Center, PA 16729
  • Other Instructional Site
    Penelec PSI - FirstEnergy
    311 Industrial Park Road
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Other Instructional Site
    Penns Manor Area High School
    6003 Route 553 Highway
    Clymer, PA 15728
  • Other Instructional Site
    Phillipsburg Osceola Senior High School
    200 Short St
    Phillipsburg, PA 16866
  • Other Instructional Site
    Port Allegheny High School
    20 Oak Street
    Port Allegany, PA 16743
  • Other Instructional Site
    Portage Area High School
    85 Mountain Avenue
    Portage, PA 15946
  • Other Instructional Site
    Richland High School
    One Academic Avenue
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Other Instructional Site
    River Valley High School
    100 School Lane
    Blairsville, PA 15717
  • Other Instructional Site
    Salisbury-Elk Lick High School
    200 Smith Avenue
    Salisbury, PA 15558
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shade-Central City High School
    203 McGregor Avenue
    Cairnbrook, PA 15924
  • Other Instructional Site
    Shanksville-Stonycreek High School
    1325 Cornerstone Road
    Shanksville, PA 15541
  • Other Instructional Site
    Somerset Area High School
    645 South Columbia Avenue
    Somerset, PA 15501
  • Other Instructional Site
    Somerset Christian School
    708 Stoystown RD 2
    Somerset, PA 15501
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southern Huntington High School
    10339 Pogue Road
    Three Springs, PA 17264
  • Other Instructional Site
    Spring Cove School District
    718 Central High Rd,
    Martinsburg, PA 16662
  • Other Instructional Site
    Turkeyfoot Valley High School
    172 Turkeyfoot Road
    Confluence, PA 15424
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tyrone Area High School
    1001 Clay Avenue
    Tyrone, PA 16686
  • Other Instructional Site
    United Junior Senior High School
    10780 Route 56 Highway East
    Armagh, PA 15920
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Branch Area High School
    444 Allport Cutoff
    Morrisdale, PA 16858
  • Other Instructional Site
    Westmont Hilltop High School
    200 Fair Oaks Drive
    Johnstown, PA 15905
  • Other Instructional Site
    Williamsburg Community School District
    515 West 3rd St
    Williamsburg, PA 16693
  • Other Instructional Site
    Windber Area High School
    2301 Graham Avenue
    Windber, PA 15963

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