Accreditation

San Joaquin Delta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA. 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The District has two educational centers recognized by the Commission to offer 50% or more of a degree or certificate program: the Stockton Campus at 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207 and the South Campus at Mountain House, 2073 South Central Parkway, Mountain House, CA 95391.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public See ACCJC Accredited Institutions on the menu bar above. Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services of member institutions. Agencies that develop and apply standards are often called accrediting commissions. Accrediting commissions were created by the collective group of institutions that wished to engage in the quality review and assurance process, and those institutions were and are referred to as the member institutions of a commission. Please refer to ACCJC Standards and Policies and Directory of Accredited Institutions on the menu bar above.

Source: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Programmatic Accreditation and Licensure

The College’s programs are fully accredited or approved by professional organizations and/or national and state agencies including:

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000 | Fax: (404) 975-5020
Web: http://www.acenursing.org/

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 227-3909
Web: https://post.ca.gov

California Board of Registered Nursing

1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 150
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Web: www.rn.ca.gov

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Web: https://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE, Suite 401
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Phone: (703) 669-6650
Web: www.natef.org

Review and Certification Timeline

SJDC ISER Review and Certification Timeline 

Draft Release Dates Draft Review Dates, Time and Location
Monday, September 9, 2019: Standard I Draft Released for review Thursday, September 12, 2019: Brown-bag Lunch and Review 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board Room
Monday, September 16, 2019: Standard II Draft Released for review Thursday, September 19, 2019: Brown-bag Lunch and Review 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board Room
Monday, September 23, 2019: Standard III Draft Released for review Thursday, September 26, 2019: Brown-bag Lunch and Review 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board Room
Monday, September 30, 2019: Standard IV Draft Released for review Thursday, October 3, 2019: Brown-bag Lunch and Review 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board Room
Monday, October 7, 2019: Introduction and Quality Focus Essay Released for review Thursday, October 10, 2019: Brown-bag Lunch and Review 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board Room
  Thursday, October 31, 2019: Full ISER Draft Brown Bag Lunch and Forum 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board Room
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019:  Academic Senate First Reading 
     
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019:  President’s Council First Reading
     
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019:  Academic Senate Second Reading
     
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019:  President’s Council Second Reading
     
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019:  Board of Trustees Certifies the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report
ACCJC Third Party Comment

Third Party Comment Form: https://accjc.org/forms/third-party-comments/

In order to ensure evaluation by the external evaluation team, third-party comments should be received by the Commission no later than five weeks (January 2020) before the evaluation team visit.