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Accreditation and Distance Education


What is the connection between Accreditation and Distance Education? The accreditation process “fosters institutional excellence and continuous improvement through innovation, self-analysis, peer review, and application of standards” ( This process includes distance education programs and courses.

Why is this information on the Distance Education site? The PCCD DE initiative is designed to:

  • Assist the district in achieving its strategic goals and objectives
  • Support excellence in online teaching and learning
  • Reduce education gaps in student achievement
  • Ensure that all PCCD online and hybrid classes meet federal, state, and accreditation standards.

How do you learn more? Use the links below to review information provided by the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Peralta Community College District.

Click here to link to ACCJC’s Guide to Evaluating Distance Education and Correspondence Education

Click here to link to Peralta Community College District’s Accreditation site


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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.