2015-2016 College Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation and Memberships

Scholastic Accreditation

Three Rivers Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college.

Individuals may also contact the Association:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, suite 201
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433


Professional Accreditation

The following engineering technology programs offered at Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) campus are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (TAC/ABET). 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, (410-347-7700)

  • Architectural Design Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology

The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326

The following business programs offered at TRCC are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School and Programs, 11520W 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213

  • Accounting Career
  • Accounting Transfer
  • Business Administration Business Information Systems Option
  • Business Administration Transfer
  • Business Administration Management
  • Business Office Technology: Administrative Assistant
  • Hospitality Management Casino Management Option
  • Hospitality Management Hotel management Option
  • Hospitality Management Restaurant Management Option
  • Marketing


The College is a member of the following national organizations:

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC)
  • American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
  • American Technical Education Association (ATEA)
  • Association of Admissions and Registrars Organization (AACRO)
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS)
  • Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)
  • Connecticut Campus Compact (CCC)
  • Council for Support and Advancement of Education (CASE)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • National Association of Veterans Administration (NAVA)
  • National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers (NCCCC)
  • National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA)
  • National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
  • The College Board