Approvals and Accreditation

Approval Agency Accrediting Agency
Valley Grande Institute Texas Workforce Commission Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Such accreditation is institutional in nature.
Programs Approval Agency
Vocational Nursing Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Board of Nursing
Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist
/ Phlebotomy Technician
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Department of State Health Services
Patient Care Technician Texas Workforce Commission
Medical Assistant Texas Workforce Commission
Medical Insurance Coder and Billing Technician Texas Workforce Commission

What is the difference in Approval and Accreditation?

Approval means the institution meets minimum standards established by the Texas Workforce Commission and other state agencies for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality. (From CHEA)

Accreditation is the review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution or program provides a quality education.

Whether a college, university, or program is important:

    Students who want federal (and sometimes state) grants and loans need to attend a college, university, or program that is accredited.

    Employers ask if a college, university, or program is accredited before decided to provide tuition assistance to current employees, evaluating the credentials of new employees, or making a charitable contribution.

    The federal government requires that a college, university, or program be accredited in order to be eligible for federal grants and loans or other federal funds.