Accreditation Information

San Juan College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award associate degrees and certificates.


SJC Accreditation History

The College was initially accredited in 1973 as a branch of New Mexico State University. In the 1980’s San Juan College was awarded a transfer of accreditation from New Mexico State University-San Juan Campus to San Juan College.

San Juan College’s continuous efforts for quality improvement was honored in 2000 with the Zia Award for Quality New Mexico. The only educational institution in the state to receive its highest quality award, San Juan College continues to improve its processes and procedures through the application of quality criteria and practices.

In 2000, San Juan College was selected by Higher Learning Commission to participate in the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). The AQIP model was a systematic, on-going approach to institutional accreditation based on continuous quality improvement principles and processes.  The College engaged in a number of AQIP activities, including implementation of institutional Action Projects designed to focus and organize quality initiative, and development of Systems Portfolios that take stock of its overall systems and processes for ensuring quality programs and services.  The College completed two full cycles in the AQIP Pathway and was recommended full accreditation on both occasions.

In 2018, The Higher Learning Commission discontinued the AQIP Pathway and moved San Juan College onto the Open Pathway with the next Comprehensive Evaluation scheduled for February 2024.  The Open Pathway is a ten-year cycle in which the college has Assurance Arguments reviewed during the fourth year, completes a Quality Initiative project in the seventh through ninth years, and has a comprehensive evaluation in the tenth year.  San Juan College’s Quality Initiative project was working with faculty to create a more caring campus.Quality Matters Implementation Plan

San Juan College is committed to implementing the Quality Matters Standards for the design of online courses, and we are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards. The Quality Matters Standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners. More information regarding Quality Matters may be found at http://www.qualitymatters.org/.

San Juan College received Quality Matters approval of a three-year implementation plan in September, 2016. The plan includes the professional development goals and the number of courses that will undergo Quality Matters reviews in the plan period. The College met all of the first year professional development goals and is on track to meet the eight certified courses goal.

Faculty and staff completing professional development = 172

Workshops and certifications completed = 253

Program Specific Accreditation Information

San Juan College first received accreditation from the State Board of Education in 2003 for alternative licensure programs leading toward teacher certification in elementary and secondary education. In 2005, the Professional Practices and Standards Committee approved the alternative licensure program in special education.

For more information about the Alternative Licensure Program, please contact:
(505) 566 – 3044
alp@bojes-pingua.com

 

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
(505) 827 – 5800

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2017 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

For more information about the Child and Family Development Center, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3383
cfdc@bojes-pingua.com 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1401 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)232-8777 | (800)424-2460

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2017 from the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

For more information about the Dental Hygiene program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3642
dentalprogram@bojes-pingua.com

Chicago Illinois 60644
(800) 232 – 6108

San Juan College first received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in 2015.

For more information about the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3857
ems@bojes-pingua.com 

Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210 – 2350

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2022 from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education.

For more information about the Health Information Technology program, please contact:

(505) 566-3849
hitp@bojes-pingua.com

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 235 – 3255

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2019 from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

For more information about the MCAP, GM ASEP, and Toyota T-TEN programs, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3337
autorecruiter@bojes-pingua.com 

1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE, Suite 401
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 669 – 6650 or (703) 669 – 6677

San Juan College first received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing in 1988.

For more information about the Nursing program, please contact:

(505) 566-3224
nursing@bojes-pingua.com 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2023 from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

For more information about the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3849
ota@bojes-pingua.com

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301) 652-6611

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2019 from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

For more information about the Physical Therapist Assistant program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3562
pta@bojes-pingua.com

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria
Virginia 22305-3085
(703) 706 – 3245

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2017 from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

For more information about Respiratory Therapy program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3851
rt@bojes-pingua.com

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
264 Precision Blvd
Telford, TN 37690
(817) 283 – 2835

San Juan College first received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in 2009.

For more information about the Surgical Technology program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3492
surgicaltech@bojes-pingua.com

Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210 – 2350

San Juan College first received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in 2020.

For more information about the Surgical First Assistant program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3856
firstassist@bojes-pingua.com 

Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210 – 2350

San Juan College first received accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities in 2006.

For more information about the Veterinary Technology program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 3839
vettechadvising@bojes-pingua.com 

Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
(800) 248 – 2862

San Juan College's last accreditation visit was in 2015 from the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

For more information about the Well Control-WellSharp program, please contact:

(505) 566 – 4058
wellcontrol@bojes-pingua.com 

3657 Briarpark Drive #200
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 292 – 1945

San Juan College General Education Assessment Plan

The San Juan College General Education Assessment Plan ensure that each of the New Mexico General Education Competencies and Skills are being met by San Juan College students as they complete their general education courses. The plan outlines the process San Juan College uses to assess student work and determine if the Component Skills in the New Mexico General Education Essential Skills are being met.

View SJC General Education Assessment Plan