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Kettering College received accreditation through the Ohio Board of Regents (now known as The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) in 1968. Full regional accreditation was granted to the college in 1974 by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC – a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools). HLC accreditation has been maintained since that time and the last comprehensive visit in 2013 resulted in a maximum-length 10-year accreditation term which is valid until 2023. The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities (AAA) first granted accreditation to Kettering College in 1967. Kettering College has maintained AAA accreditation since that time and was granted the maximum accreditation term of 5-years as a result of the 2016 AAA visit. The current term ends on December 31, 2020.
The College has been approved by the respective U.S. government agencies for acceptance of foreign students and for student eligibility under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits and the U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services loans and grants.
Approved Individual professional curricula
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The diagnostic medical sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, upon recommendation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) prelicensure program has been granted full approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 S. High St., Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-7410. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) prelicensure and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) completion programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org.
Physician Assistant Studies
The Physician Assistant Studies Program is accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240, Duluth, GA 30097. The Physician Assistant Program is also an active member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).
Radiologic Sciences and Imaging
Opened in 1965 as the Kettering Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, the radiologic technology program has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, since that time.
The advanced imaging programs are accredited within the scope of the College’s regional accreditation process.
The nuclear medicine program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, No. 203, Edmond, OK 73003; 405-285-0546; http://www.jrcnmt.org/.
The respiratory care program is approved by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board, 77 S. High St., 16th floor, Columbus, OH 43215. The respiratory care, Kettering College program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244.
The clinical facilities used by the College are accredited by appropriate agencies as applicable.
The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure