Accreditation is a continuous process that facilitates constant evaluation with the goal of improving programs, services, and institutional effectiveness. Golden West College (GWC) takes the accreditation process very seriously and continues to engage in dialogues and processes to ensure that the College not only meet, but exceed the standards set by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The ACCJC has provided 12 common questions and answers to provide basic information about regional accreditation to college staff and students. Outside from ACCJC, GWC is also accredited by Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing for its Nursing program.

2019 Accreditation Visit

On February 25-28, 2019, ACCJC External Evaluation Team visited GWC to complete its evaluation to determine whether the College continues to meet ACCJC’s Eligibility Requirements, Commission Policies, and Accreditation Standards. The Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) [PDF] and evidence lists were completed in preparation for the visit.

On June 28, 2019, ACCJC awarded Golden West Col.lege a Reaffirmation of Accreditation for a seven-year period [PDF].

2019 Accreditation Visit
Accreditation Visiting Team
Twelve Common Questions and Answer About Regional Accreditation
Golden West College offers programs which are approved/licensed by:
Self-Study & Midterm Reports

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