Two HCC programs recently received accreditation from national agencies. Programs included the emergency medical services (EMS) program and the pharmacy technician program.
The EMS Program received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.
Accreditation assures students that their education experience meets rigorous standards, with national acceptance and transferability, and serves as a roadmap to future EMS practice. This ongoing review will strengthen and improve the effectiveness and the quality of instruction of HCC’s program and afford the college new opportunities for clinical sites.
This five-year accreditation is based on a recent peer review by CoAEMSP. As a result of their findings, CAAHEP recognized the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.
The pharmacy technician program recently received one-year accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Commission on Credentialing. HCC is one of only three accredited technician training programs in the state of Maryland and the only accredited program in the tri-state region.
The ASHP Commission on Credentialing is responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residencies and pharmacy technician training programs. This includes formulating and recommending changes in standards, assessing programs adherence to compliance of the standards, and recommending accreditation status of programs. The ASHP Commission on Credentialing consists of appointed individuals that have been actively involved in accredited pharmacy residency or technician training programs or is a public member.