Crafton Hills College

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 02/17/15, 7:45 PM PST | Updated: 10 hrs ago

YUCAIPA >> After getting a warning letter from an accreditation agency, Crafton Hills College has pulled out of a new pilot program that would have seen them offering a four-year college degree.

The community college was one of 15 set to offer four-year college degrees within the next two years, as part of a new statewide pilot program intended to deal with increased demand at California State University and University of California campuses.

Crafton Hills was to offer a four-year Emergency Services & Allied Health Systems degree, starting in fall 2016.

But on Tuesday, school officials announced they would no longer be participating in the program, after receiving a warning letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

“In light of our recent warning status with ACCJC, we are compelled to withdraw our Emergency Services and Allied Health Systems degree,” college president Cheryl Marshall is quoted as saying in a press release.

Crafton Hills received a warning letter on Feb. 6 from the commission.

In the letter, the commission said college officials need to look at student outcomes and use the results to improve courses and planning at the school, update its distance learning plan, make a policy to deal with programs that are cancelled or changed dramatically and do a better job of preparing the course catalog in a more timely and accurate fashion. The college also needs to more fully use performance evaluations of all employees, according to the letter.

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