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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:


Accreditation Documents

2009 Cycle

Adobe PDF2009 Institutional Self Study Report in Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PDF)

Adobe PDF2009 Evaluation Team Report (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Follow Up Report (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Substantive Change Proposal: Distance Education: Addition of Courses That Constitute 50% or More of a Program Offered Online (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Substantive Change Proposal: Degree and Certificate in Fire Technology (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Substantive Change Proposal: Certificates in Group Fitness Instruction and Personal Trainer (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Substantive Change Proposal: Certificates in Project Management and Public Management (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 Substantive Change Proposal: Certificates in Water and Wastewater Management (PDF)

Adobe PDF2010 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)

Adobe PDF2011 Follow Up Report Acceptance Letter (PDF)

Adobe PDF2011 Substantive Change Proposal: Distance Education: Addition of Courses That Constitute 50% or More of a Program Offered Online (PDF)

Adobe PDF2011 Substantive Change Approval Letter: Distance Education (PDF)

Adobe PDF2012 Midterm Report (PDF)

Adobe PDF2012 Midterm Report Acceptance Letter (PDF)

Adobe PDF2012 Substantive Change Proposal: Distance Education: Addition of Courses That Constitute 50% or More of a Program Offered Online (PDF)

Adobe PDF2013 Substantive Change Approval Letter: Distance Education (PDF)

Adobe PDF2013 Substantive Change Proposal: Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and Certificate in Phlebotomy (PDF)

Adobe PDF2013 Substantive Change Approval Letter: Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and Certificate in Phlebotomy (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).

Nurse Assistant

The nurse assistant program is accredited by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

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.