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From the President
Changes in DoE Regs is Good News for Distance Programs
CAAHEP Accreditation is a Link to Potential Students
Accreditation Actions
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JRC-CVT's Invitation for Colleagues to Contribute

The Joint review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) invites programs to share their education and accreditation successes through the JRC-CVT website. A number of best practices submissions from Cardiovascular programs address common issues and concerns. CVT programs are encouraged to participate and share their experiences.


CAAHEP Board Meeting Schedule

Accreditation actions will take place at the following upcoming Board of Directors Meetings. Following each meeting, the actions taken will immediately be reflected on the CAAHEP website.

Sept. 21, 2012
Conference Call Meeting
Nov. 16-17, 2012
Tampa, FL
Jan. 23-24,2013 
Tampa, FL
Mar. 15, 2013 Conference Call Meeting
May 17, 2013
Conference Call Meeting
March Your Calendar

CAAHEP 2013 Annual Meeting

April 14-15, 2013

Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC

Welcome New CoA Director
Welcome Karen Monarchy Rowe, BS, AAS, RPGST, the new Executive Director for the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic
Technologist Education. For more information on the CoA-PSG, please visit their website.

From the President
Cameron Harris, RPSGT

It has been only a month since I have assumed responsibility as president of CAAHEP, but the well-organized management of the Presidency by my predecessors has allowed a smooth transition. I would like to recognize Hugh Bonner for his excellent service and leadership to CAAHEP, and add personal thanks for his mentorship. 


We have a new slate of officers joining me in leadership of CAAHEP. Kerry Weinberg will serve as Vice-President and Susan Fuchs is Secretary. Calvin Harris continues as Treasurer. Other key Board leadership positions are filled by Bernie Cohen as chair of the Performance Oversight Committee and Claire Chandler as chair of the Planning and Development Committee. We are also joined by new Board members Thomas Skalko, Carolyn O'Daniel, Jasmine Simonian, and public member, Pauletta Brown Bracy. 


In my first column, I have the good fortune to share that CAAHEP continues to grow! An open hearing was held at the summer workshop for the initial Standards of our newest profession, Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography, and the Standards will be on the agenda for final approval at the September 21st Board meeting.  As other allied health professions continue to evolve, they have shown interest in CAAHEP accreditation. Most recently, CAAHEP has received inquiries about participation from three new professions.  


At our annual meeting last April, the Commission approved Bylaws changes that included a provision to conduct meetings via webinar.  A web-based meeting will allow us to be more responsive to our CoAs and to potential new professions by having the Commission act upon applications for new professions and approval of new sponsors and CoAs in a timely manner, rather than only once a year at the annual meeting. This technology may also prove useful for expediting open hearings for Standards. We will be conducting a Commission meeting using this technology in the fall, and will be reporting back on actions taken by the Commission.  


Speaking of the CAAHEP Annual Meeting, I encourage you to file you taxes early and attend our 2013 meeting April 14 and 15 in Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel, one of the oldest and grandest hotels located in the heart of Charleston. The CAAHEP Planning and Development Committee is reviewing recent Commissioner surveys about the Annual Meeting, and will be taking the survey results into consideration as they work with a task force of volunteers to develop an agenda that continues to highlight important issues in accreditation as well as spotlighting the professions within CAAHEP.  Please plan to join us for the annual meeting of the Commission.



Change in DoE Regs is Good News For Distance Programs


In a recent Inside Higher Ed article, changes in the Department of Education regulations as they relate to obtaining permission to operate in every state in which at least one student is enrolled were announced. A letter sent to colleges by the US Department of Education backed off on their plans to enforce a requirement  that colleges need to be authorized to operate in a state even if they have only one resident of that state enrolled in a distance education program.  The complete Inside Higher Ed article includes a link to the letter from US Department of Education.   


But the issue has not gone away as individual states continue to pursue regulations or statutory language that will require such authorization.   


CAAHEP Accreditation is a Link to Potential Students

Being a CAAHEP accredited program not only indicates that a program has met the Standards set forth by the profession, it also puts the program's name out in front of potential students...and a LOT of potential students, at that. By being CAAHEP accredited, programs are automatically listed on the CAAHEP website, and the listing includes the program's name, concentration, contact information, and link to the program's website. So far in 2012, nearly 430,000 visitors from around the world have viewed the CAAHEP website, and the "Find an Accredited Program" page is the number one area visited on the site, with over 383,000 visits so far this year. Site visitors also take the opportunity to learn more about the profession and certification through the For Student section of the site, with more than 139,000 individuals viewing these descriptive pages.


If you have a CAAHEP accredited program, please be sure the program's information is up to date by viewing the listing under the Find an Accredited Program page. Any changes to the program information should be reported to CAAHEP staff.


Accreditation Actions

The following programs achieved CAAHEP accreditation at the July 19, 2012, Board of Directors meeting. Where possible, there are links directly to each program's website.


Cardiovascular Technology


Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo, OH (Associate) (Adult Echocardiography) (Noninvasive Vascular Study)

Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (Associate) (Adult Echocardiography)




University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (Baccalaureate)


Diagnostic Medical Sonography


El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX (General) (Associate, Certificate)

Cypress College, Cypress, CA (Certificate) (General)

University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO (Certificate) (General)



American Institute of Medical Science and Education, Piscataway, NJ (General) (Certificate)

Sanford Brown College-Milwaukee, West Allis, WI (General) (Associate)


Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic                     


Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL (Certificate)      

Butte Community College, Oroville, CA (Certificate, Associate)

Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL (Certificate, Associate)

Holmes Community College, Ridgeland, MS (Certificate, Associate)

IHM Health Studies Center, St Louis, MO (Certificate)

Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN (Certificate)

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (Certificate, Associate)

Northeast Alabama Community College, Rainsville, AL (Certificate, Associate)

Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN (Certificate)

Oregon Health and Science University/Oregon Institute of Technology, Wilsonville, OR (Associate)                    

Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL (Certificate, Associate)

Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN (Certificate, Associate)

Southern Union State Community College, Opelika, AL (Associate)

St. Anthony Hospitals, Denver, CO (Certificate)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (Certificate, Associate)

University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, Cincinnati, OH (Certificate, Associate)

Weber State University, Ogden, UT (Certificate, Associate)



Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, Mountain Home, AR (Certificate, Associates)

City College-Altamonte Springs, Altamonte Springs, FL (Certificate, Associates)

City College-Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Diploma, Certificate, Associate)

City College-Gainesville, Gainesville, FL (Diploma, Certificate, Associate)

City College-Miami, Miami, FL (Diploma, Certificate)

Fortis College-Centerville, Centerville, OH (Associate)

Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH (Certificate)

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue, Marriottsville, MD (Certificate)

Lanier Technical College-Oakwood, Oakwood, GA (Diploma, Associate)

National College of Technical Instruction-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (Certificate, Associate)

Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE (Diploma, Certificate, Associate)

Piedmont Community College, Roxboro, NC (Certificate)                     

Point Loma Nazarene University/EMSTA College for EMS, Santee, CA (Certificate)     

Rogers State University, Claremore, OK (Associate)        

Southeastern Technical College-Vidalia, Vidalia, GA (Diploma)

Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta, VA (Certificate, Associates)

St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN (Certificate)

Vista Health System, Waukegan, IL (Certificate)


Exercise Physiology


University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (Clinical) (Masters)


Exercise Science


Lasell College, Newton, MA (Baccalaureate)

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD (Baccalaureate)

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (Masters)


Medical Assisting         


Carrington College California-Stockton, Stockton, CA (Certificate)



Community College of Denver, Denver, CO (Certificate)

Everest College-Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO (Diploma)

Everest College-Portland, Portland, OR (Diploma)

Everest College-San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA (Diploma)

Everest Institute-Rochester, Rochester, NY (Associate)

Everest University-Largo, Largo, FL (Diploma)

Everest University-North Orlando Campus, Orlando, FL (Diploma)

South Suburban College, South Holland, IL (Certificate)


Neurodiagnostic Technology


Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA (Associate)


Recreational Therapy


East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Baccalaureate)

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Baccalaureate, Masters)


Specialist Blood Bank Technology     


Hoxworth Blood Center/University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati, OH (Certificate, Masters)

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD (Certificate) 



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