We are Accredited!

Kaua‘i Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

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Re-Accreditation Documents and Third-Party Comments

Third Party Comments

As part of the re-accreditation process, ACCJC is requesting Third Party Comments. Comments can be submitted by the Kauaʻi Community College campus community and general public. All third-party comments will be reviewed by ACCJC to assess their applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and/or Policies. Applicable third-party comments will become part of ACCJC’s review of Kauaʻi Community College and will be shared with the College. You are invited to submit third-party comments by June 30, 2025.

Substantive Change Approvals

ACCJC Accreditation Documents

Note: Supporting evidence may be requested from the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) at

Third Party Comments

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies.
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.

ACCJC Complaint Process

Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint related to noncompliance with accreditation standards may contact the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) directly. The commission can be contacted at: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204; Novato, CA 94949; Telephone: (415) 506- 0234; Fax: (415) 506-0238.
Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission.

Program Accreditation

 Master AccreditationThe Automotive Technology program at Kaua'i Community College is proud to have received Master Accreditation in all eight areas in Automobile Service Technology by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. KCC Automotive Technology program is a competency based program following the standards specified by ASE to prepare students to become entry-level technicians. Specific tasks in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transalxe, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance make up the total of 439 ASE tasks that are completed while in the program. The ASE Education Foundation Commission may be reached by mail at:  1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., N.E., Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176), email (, or telephone ( 703-669-6650). The last accreditation self study can be viewed by contacting the automotive technology program director.  Reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2023. 
Accredited by the American Culinary Federation EducationCulinary Program Accreditation The Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. This commission may be reached by contacting Candice Childers at (904) 484-0220 or by email to The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission reaffirmed accreditation of the Culinary Arts AAS degree program in 2022.
Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN)The Associate Degree Career Ladder Nursing Program at University of Hawai‘i- Kaua‘i Community College located in Lihue, Hawai‘i is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This commission may be reached by mail at: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; by internet at: or by phone at (404) 975-5000. The last accreditation self study can be viewed by contacting the nursing program director. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation and the the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program may be viewed at
Accreditation Medical Assisting ProgramMedical Assisting program The Medical Assisting program at Kaua'i Community College received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in 2018. This commission can be reached by mail at: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; by internet at:; by email at :; or by telephone at: 722-210-2350.