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Authorization and Accreditation

Onondaga Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Accreditation was renewed in 2008. Middle States, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (267) 284-5000.

Early Childhood: accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation, 1313 L. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 2005-4101, telephone (202) 232-8777.

Health Information Technology: accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, telephone (312) 233-1100.

Nursing Program: accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education In Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, telephone (404) 975-5000.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program:
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Department of Accreditation, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, telephone (800) 999-2782.

Surgical Technology: accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, telephone (727) 210-2350

College Credit Now: accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Concurrent Enrollment Accreditation, 179 East Franklin Street, #578, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, telephone (919) 593-5205.

Documents for accreditation and licensure can be reviewed by contacting the agencies listed above.

Approved by:

Onondaga Community College is approved by and registered with the New York State Department of Education. The College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Studies degrees.

All degree and certificate programs are approved for veterans and veterans’ dependents eligible for Veterans Administration education benefits under the various public laws.

Onondaga Community College reserves the right to cancel any offerings described herein (or in any other catalog or brochure), including but not limited to degrees, certificates, programs, specializations, minors or courses. The College also reserves the right to change any rules governing curriculum, administration, tuition, fees, admission, regulations affecting students, dates and course content when such action will serve the interest of the College or its students. Students are responsible for acquainting themselves with the regulations pertinent to their status. The College reserves the right to modify its regulations in accordance with accepted academic standards and to require observance of the modifications. Such changes shall take effect whenever the administration deems necessary.

This catalog contains all modifications that occurred prior to May 1, 2015; however, changes may be made periodically. For current information, visit

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