Welcome to the Accreditation page for the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD). "Accreditation as a system of voluntary, non-governmental,self-regulation,and peer review is unique to American educational institutions. It is a system by which an institution evaluates itself in accordance with standards of good practice regarding mission, goals and objectives; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended student achievement and student learning outcomes, at levels generally acceptable for higher education. It is a process by which accreditors provide students, the public, and each other with assurances of institutional integrity and effectiveness and educational quality. " - ACCJC Guide to Evaluating & Improving Institutions, January 2017
Both Crafton Hills College (CHC) and San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the arm of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges that oversees the accrediting process of the 115 California Community Colleges, which is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education.