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General Information

AQIP Information

AQIP stands for the Academic Quality Improvement Program, which is an alternative accreditation process developed by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information about AQIP, see AQIP Information.

The Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two Commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Information about the Higher Learning Commission can be found at The Higher Learning Commission.


AQIP resources at Heartland Community College include the Assessment Committee, Instructional Development Center and Institutional Research. For more information on these three resource areas, see Resources.