East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The ACCJC is located at 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814 and can be contacted at (415) 506-0234.
Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org
In August 2022, the College submitted its Institutional Self-Evaluation Report to the ACCJC as a part of a comprehensive review that is conducted every seven years. The College will host a visiting team from March 8-10, 2023.
In March 2020, the College submitted its Midterm Report addressing the Commission's improvement recommendations, self-selected actionable improvement plans, and quality focus essays from the College's Institutional Self-Evaluation Report.
In June 2020, the ACCJC determined that the College's progress was appropriate and accepted the report.
In October 2017, the College submitted the Follow-Up Report, addressing the three compliance recommendations made to the College and the eight compliance recommendations made to the District.
In January 2018, the ACCJC found that East Los Angeles College addressed its compliance recommendations, corrected deficiences, and currently meets all Standards. As such, the ACCJC has reaffirmed ELAC's accreditation for the remainder of the cycle. A Midterm Report is due March 15, 2020.
East Los Angeles College underwent a comprehensive review in March 2016. Based on the College’s Institutional Self Evaluation Report and accompanying evidence, the Report prepared by the visiting team, the written response submitted by the College, and the presentation made to the ACCJC by President Martinez, the Commission reaffirmed the College’s accreditation for 18 months with a follow-up report due on October 1, 2017. Reaffirmation for 18 months indicates the College is in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards.
A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.
Individuals who wish to make comments on East Los Angeles College, which will undergo review in spring 2023, should use the Third Party Comment Form and include their name, address, phone number, and email address. Comments must be received five weeks before a scheduled Commission meeting.
For more information and to access the Third Party Comment Form click here.
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At its November 2019 Board Meeting the BRN placed the East Los Angeles College Associate Degree Nursing Program on "Warning Status with Intent to Close the Program" and required Monthly Progress Reports to be submitted to the Nursing Education Consultant.
Emergency Medical Technician
Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services
10100 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 200, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Contact: (562) 378-1500
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Skills Certificate program is approved by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency, a department of Los Angeles County Health Services, in accordance with State of California Title 22.
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- ACCJC accepted the Midterm Report on June 29, 2020.
- 2020 Midterm Report submitted to the ACCJC on March 15, 2020.
- 2018 ACCJC Letter of Accreditation Reaffirmation based on Follow-Up Report.
- 2017 Follow-Up report submitted to the ACCJC on October 1, 2017.
- ELAC South Gate Educational Center Substantive Change Proposal approved by the ACCJC on April 21, 2017.
Next comprehensive review: Spring 2023
331 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (415) 506-0234