Folsom Lake College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (10 Commercial Blvd., Ste 204, Novato, CA 94949), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Current Status: FLC received reaffirmation of accreditation from the ACCJC in January 2016. The next comprehensive evaluation of FLC will occur in 2022.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a system of peer-review in which educational institutions are held responsible for a set of requirements and standards to ensure the quality of education provided to students. "The purposes of regional accreditation include encouraging institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and, ultimately, student success." To learn more about accreditation, take a look at the following sites:
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
- United States Department of Education
2017 Follow Up Report (PDF)
2019 Midterm Report (PDF)
2020 Annual Report (PDF)
2010 Follow Up Report (PDF)
2010 Substantive Change Approval Letter: Distance Education; Certificates in Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, Fire technology, Project Management and Public Management, and Water and Wastewater Management; Degree in Fire Technology (PDF)
2012 Midterm Report (PDF)
Program Accreditation and Regional Memberships
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
The medical laboratory technician (MLT) program is accredited by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Laboratory Field Services (LFS), and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
College and University
The University of California, California State University system, and all other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for appropriate courses completed at Folsom Lake College. The college holds institutional memberships in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California.