Planning and Accreditation
"Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public." - ACCJC
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)

The nine LACCD colleges participate in a comprehensive accreditation "Self Study" every six years.  During this process, teams of college faculty, administrators, support staff, and students work together to assess the effectiveness of current institutional efforts and to make plans to improve college performance.  They are guided in this process by standards of good practice established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, an arm of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges.
District Review Cycle

The District Effectiveness Review cycle is designed to increase accountability across the District by aligning institutional goal setting and effectiveness reporting efforts between individual colleges in accordance with the District Strategic Plan (Vision 2017).

College Accreditation Calendar
LACCD Accreditation Reports
ACCJC Correspondence
District Accreditation Resources