CT Accreditation Actions


The Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) met on April 8, 2022, and voted to take the following actions on the accredited status of institutions:

Accreditation Action:  Accreditation for Ten Years from April 7, 2022 to July 1, 2032; Five-Year Report due May 1, 2027

Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Ideal Institute of Technology
Main Campus – Mays Landing, NJ

Branch Campus – Atlantic City, NJ


Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics

Ashland, VA

Manhattan Institute of Management

New York, NY

Marino Campus

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mercy Career & Technical High School

Philadelphia, PA

Progressive Careers Institute

Avenel, NJ

Purpose Medical Institute

Dallax, TX

Security University

Herndon, VA

Shearz Institute, LLC

Lithia Springs, GA

Treasure Coast Medical Institute, Inc.

Fort Pierce, FL

Accreditation Action:  Recognition of accreditation by another agency for the term of accreditation noted:

Bene’s Career Academy – Accreditation until 7/1/2024

Main Campus – New Port Richey, FL

Branch Campus – Brooksville, FL

International Academy – Accreditation until 1/1/2024

South Daytona, FL

Kelley Education, Inc. – Accreditation until 1/1/2024

Main Campus – Professional Cosmetology Education Center – El Dorado, AR

Branch Campus – University of Aesthetics and Cosmetology – Chicago, IL

Branch Campus – University of Aesthetics and Cosmetology – Downers Grove, IL

Long Island Nail, Skin & Hair Institute – Accreditation until 1/1/2024

Levittown, NY

Accreditation Action:  Substantive Changes

Advantage Career Institute – Change in Location

Eatontown, NJ

American Institute of Healthcare and Technology – Change in Method of Delivery

Stratford, CT

American Institute of Medical Sciences and Education – Change in Clock Hours

Piscataway, NJ

 ASI Career Institute – Added Programs

Turnersville, NJ

Berks Career & Technology Center – Added Programs

Leesport, PA

Fayette County Career & Technical Institute – Added Programs

Uniontown, PA

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center – Decrease in Clock Hours

Altoona, PA

Ocean County Vocational Technical School – Change in Education Program (CIP CODE)

Toms River, NJ

ProTrain, LLC. – Removal of Programs

Raleigh, NC

The Middles States Association, Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) met on April 16, 2021 and voted to take the following actions on the accredited status of institutions.

Accreditation Action:

Accreditation for Ten Years from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2031; Five-Year Report due December 1, 2026

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
3201 Rockwell Ave
Scranton, PA 18508

EMETSEEI Institute, Inc.
1027 Florida Ave South
Rockledge, FL 32955

Medical Career Academy
7741 N Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Morris County Vocational School District
400 East Main Street
Denville, NJ 07834

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Brick Center
350 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River Center
1299 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, Jackson Center
850 Toms River Road Rt. 571
Jackson, NJ 08527

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, Waretown Center
Rt. 532 Wells Mills Road
Waretown, NJ 08758

P.I. Art Center
Main Campus: 328 7th Avenue, 6 Floor
New York, NY 10001

P.I. Art Center
Branch Campus: 2025 Lemoine Ave 3rd Floor
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Accreditation Action:

Accreditation for Remainder of Ten Year Term until December 1, 2024

Fayette County Career and Technical Institute
175 Georges Fairchance Road
Uniontown, PA 15401


Action Requested:

Recognition of accreditation by another agency for the term of accreditation noted.

American Institute of Healthcare and Technology
480 Lordship Boulevard
Stratford, CT 06615
Agency: ACICS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

Bay Area Medical Academy
Main Campus: 530 Bush Street Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94108
Agency: ACICS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

Bay Area Medical Academy
Branch Campus: 31 N. 2nd Street Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95113
Agency: ACICS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy
11425 Isaac Newton Square Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190
Agency: NACCAS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2022

Elite School of Cosmetology
2105 West 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Agency: NACCAS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

Elite School of Cosmetology, Ashland Campus
1165 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Agency: NACCAS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

Elite School of Cosmetology, Norwalk Campus
175 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, OH 44857
Agency: NACCAS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

Emerging Technologies Institute
116-16 Queens Boulevard Suite 200
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Agency: ACICS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2022

Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics
405 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Agency: NACCAS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023

New York Institute of English and Business
248 West 35th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Agency: ACICS
End of Accreditation Term: 12/1/2023


Action: Substantive Changes

American Technical Institute
626 Grant Street, Unit L
Herndon, VA 20170
New location

AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing
147 Prince Street 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Name Change: AMG College

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River Center
1299 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Adding program: Plumbing

Revolutionary Education Center
829 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Eynon, PA 18403
New Location


The Middles States Association, Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) met on November 6, 2020 and voted to take the following actions on the accredited status of institutions.

Accreditation Action:

Accreditation for Ten Years from December 1, 2020 to December 1, 2030; Five-Year Report due December 1, 2025

ASI Career Institute
Main Location: 5360 Black Horse Pike Suite 6
Turnersville, NJ 08012


Accreditation Action:

Accreditation for Remainder of Team Year Term until December 1, 2025

Berks Career and Technology Center
Main Location: 1057 County Road
Leesport, PA 19533


Action: Substantive Changes

Advantage Career Institute
Main Location: 2 Meridian Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Change of Instructional Delivery Method: Hybrid Model, Combination of Virtual and In-Person Classes

Blackstone Career Institute
Main Location: 1011 Brookside Road, Suite 300, P.O. 3717
Allentown, PA 18106
Adding Program: Personal Caregiver certificate course

Fayette County Career and Technical Institute
Main Location: 175 Georges Fairchance Road
Uniontown, PA 15401
Adding Program: Barber Licensing Program – CIP Code: 12.0402

Mercer County Career Center
Main Location: 776 Greenville Road
Mercer, PA 16137
Adding Programs:
Logistics, Material & Supply Chain Management – CIP Code: 52.0203
Computer Programming – CIP Code: 11.0201
CDL-Class A – CIP Code: 49.0205

Somerset County Technology Center
Main Location: 281 Technology Drive
Somerset, PA 15501
Closure of Branch Campus: Bedford, PA


The Middle States Association, Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS or Commission) met on April 17, 2020 and voted to take the following actions on the accredited status of institutions.

Accrediting Action:

Accreditation for Ten Years from May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2030;
Five-Year Report due May 1, 2025

Hazleton Area Career Center
Main Location: 1451 West 23rd Street
Hazleton, PA 18202

Monmouth County Post-Secondary Adult School
Main Location: 4000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

UCTECH High School
Main Location: 1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076


ACTION: Removal OF STIPULATIONS –
Accreditation for Remainder of Term until December 1, 2023

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Schools
Main Location: 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205


Accrediting Action: Accreditation for Five Years from May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2025

Blackstone Career Institute
(Branch Campus: Modern Gun School included)
Main Location: 1011 Brookside Road, Suite 300, P.O. 3717
Allentown, PA 18106

Penn Foster Career School
Main Location: 925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515


ACTION: Substantive Change(s)

Hunter Business School
(This includes Medford Branch Campus)
Main Location: 3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Unit 19
Levittown, NY 11756
Adding Program:
600-hour Electronic Bookkeeping Specialist

Ocean County Vocational Technical School
Main Location: 1299 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Adding Programs:
Heavy Equipment Operator
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Pre-Engineering Technology
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician

Washington Online Learning Institute
Main Location: 3350 Annapolis Lane North Suite C
Plymouth, MN 55447
Adding Programs:
Computer Networking Certificate
Digital Marketing Certificate
Healthcare Administration Certificate
Project Management Certificate
Accounting Certificate
Business Law Certificate
Business Management & Leadership Certificate
Finance Certificate
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Economics Certificate
Marketing Certificate
Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate


At its October 10, 2019 meeting, the Secondary Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools took the following accreditation actions regarding the institutions noted:

Accrediting Action: Accreditation until December 1, 2029
5-Year Renewal December 1, 2024

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center
Main Location: 1500 Fourth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602-3695

Merkaz Bnos High School and Career Institute
Main Location: 1400 West 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Salem County Career and Technical High School
Main Location: 880 Route 45
Woodstown, NJ 08098


ACTION : Voluntarily Removal of Accreditation

Forbes Road Career & Technology Center
Main Location: 607 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146-1550


ACTION: Award Program of Distinction: COUNSELING & SUPPORT SERVICES For Post-Secondary Career and Technical Institutions

Advantage Career Institute
Main Location: 2 Meridian Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724


At its May 2, 2018 meeting, the Secondary Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools took the following accreditation actions regarding the institutions noted:

Accrediting Action: Accreditation until May 1, 2029
5-Year Renewal May 1, 2024

RAPHA SCHOOL, LLC
Main Location: 17 Griffith Drive
Home, PA 15747


Substantive Change Approvals

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
Main Location: 4500 New Brunswick Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Additional Instructional Site: 593 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Discontinued Program:
• Medical Insurance & Health Records Administrator Program CIP Code: 5107.13

BERKS CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Main Location: 1057 County Road
Leesport, Pa 19533
Discontinued Programs
• Electronic Engineering Technology CIP Code 15.0303
• Health Related Technology CIP Code 51.9999
Additional Program
• Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy (SMaRT) program CIP Code: 51.2604
Change in CIP Code
• Communications Media Technology CP Code 50.0602 (formerly 10.9999)
MSA –CSS Accreditation Actions, spring, 2019, page 2

OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Main Location: 137 Bey Lea Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Discontinue Program
• Fashion Merchandising CIP Code: 52.1902
Additional Program
• Merchandising and Buying Operations CIP Code: 52.1802

PHILADELPHIA TECHNICIAN TRAINING INSTITUTE
Main Location: 1901 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Additional Programs
• Central Processing and Service CIP Code 51.1012
• Concrete, Framing and Masonry CIP Code 46.0402
• Steam, Sprinkler and Pipe Fitting CIP Code 46.0502

NEW JERSEY CAREER CENTER
Main Location: 1601 N 2nd Street
Suite A-1
Millville, NJ 08332
Change in Name: The American Technical Institute

WASHINGTON ONLINE LEARNING INSTITUTE
Main Location: 200 Continental Drive, Suite 401
Newark, Delaware 19713
Change in Ownership: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
3350 Annapolis Lane North, Suite C
Plymouth, MN 55447


At its October 18, 2018 meeting, the Secondary Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools took the following accreditation actions regarding the institutions noted:

Accrediting Action: Accreditation until December 1, 2028
5-Year Renewal December 1, 2023

BURLINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – ADULT EDUCATION DIVISION
Main Location: 695 Woodlane Road
Westhampton, NJ 08060

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Main Location: 1032 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

REVOLUTIONARY EDUCATION CENTER
Main Location: 1619 Main Street
Olyphant, PA 18447


Accrediting Action: 5-Year Renewal of Accreditation until May 1, 2023

AMG MEDICAL INSTITUTE
Main Location: 175 Market Street, 4th Floor
Patterson, NJ 07505


Accrediting Action: Re-Accreditation until December 1, 2018
Stipulation Report due December 1, 2019

CAPITAL REGION BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Main Location: 1015 Watervilet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205


Substantive Change Approvals

ADVANTAGE CAREER CENTER
Main Location: 2 Meridian Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Increased Clock Hours:
• Medical & Dental Administrative Asstistant with EHR and Billing & Coding Internship 51.0710 600 hrs
• Dental Asstand with Radiology Internship 51.0601 600 hrs
• Medical Asstant with Phlebotomy, EKG & Patient Care Technician with Internship 51.0801 600 hrs

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
Main Location: 4500 New Brunswick Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Additional Instructional Site:
593 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
New Certificate Program:
• Endoscopy Technician 51.1012

E.D.P. SCHOOL, INC.
Main Location: 1601 Voorhies Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11235
New Certificate Programs:
• Installing and Configuring Windows Server 11.0901
• Cyber Security Risk Management 11.1003
• Cyber Security Professional Penetration Tester 11.1003
• Diagnostic Ultrasonography 51.0910
• Home Health Side 51.2602
• Personal Health Aide 51.2602
• Certified Nurse Assistant 51.3902

PENN FOSTER CAREER SCHOOL
Main Location: 925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
Change in Ownership


At its April 12, 2018 meeting, the Secondary Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools took the following accreditation actions regarding the institutions noted:

Accrediting Action: Accreditation until May 1, 2028
5-Year Renewal May 1, 2023

E.D.P. SCHOOL, INC.
Main Location: 1601 Voorhies Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11235

MERCER COUNTY CAREER CENTER
Main Location: 776 Greenville Road
Mercer, PA 16137

NEW JERSEY CAREER CENTER
Main Location: 601 North 2nd Street, Suite A-1
Millville, NJ 08332

WASHINGTON ONLINE LEARNING INSTITUTE
Main Location: 200 Continental Drive, Suite 401
Newark, DE 19713


Accrediting Action: 5-Year Renewal of Accreditation until May 1, 2023

ADVANTAGE CAREER INSTITUTE
Main Location: 2 Meridian Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724


Substantive Change Approvals:

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
Main Location: 4500 New Brunswick Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Additional Instructional Site:
593 Stelton Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
New Certificate Program CIP Code 51.1012
• Sterile Processing Technician

FAYETTE COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Main Location: 175 Georges Fairchance Road
Uniontown, PA 15401
New Certificate Programs:
• HVAC/Refrigeration CIP Code: 15.0501
• Machine Technician CIP Code: 15.0613

OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Location: Jackson Center
850 Toms River Road, Route 571
Jackson, NJ 08527
New Certificate Program:
• Precision Machine Technology CIP Code: 15.0613

PENN FOSTER CAREER SCHOOL
Main Location: 925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
Establishing Additional Location:
Penn Foster College
14300 N. Northsight Boulevard #123
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
New Certificate Programs CIP Code 15.0505:
• Solar PV & Thermal Installation Skills Certificate
• Solar Thermal Installation Skills Certificate
• Solar PV Installation Skills Certificate
• Supervisory Skills in the Industrial Workplace


At its October 5, 2017 meeting, the Secondary Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools took the following accreditation actions regarding the institutions noted:

Accrediting Action: Accreditation until December 1, 2027
5-Year Renewal December 1, 2022

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
Main Location: 4500 New Brunswick Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854

EASTERN CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Main Location: 3075 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

HUNTER BUSINESS SCHOOL
Main Location: 3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Unit 19
Levittown, NY 11756

SOMERSET COUNTY TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Main Location: 281 Technology Drive
Somerset, PA 15501


Accrediting Action: 7-Year Accreditation until 2024

EASTERN SUFFOLK BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Main Location: 201 Sunrise Highway
Patchogue, NY 11772


Accrediting Action: 5-Year Renewal of Accreditation until December 1, 2022

PHILADELPHIA TECHNICIAN TRAINING INSTITUTE
Main Location: 7446 Ogontz Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138


Substantive Change Approvals:

ASI CAREER INSTITUTE
Main Location: 5360 Black Horse Pike
Turnersville, NJ 080122
Discontinue Programs:
Direct Care Professional CIP Code: 51.3901
Medical Coding and Billing CIP Code: 51.0705
Microsoft Office Specialist CIP Code: 11.0301

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
Main Location: 4500 New Brunswick Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Increase in Clock Hours (220 hours to 650 hours):
Pharmacy Technician CIP Code: 51.0805
Program Name Change (Certified Cardiocgraphic Technician):
Cardiac Monitor Technician CIP Code: 51.0902

OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Main Location: 137 Bey Lea Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Decrease in Clock Hours (1500 to 1192):
Licensed Practical Nursing CIP Code: 51.3901