Program Level Adverse Actions

The following program level adverse actions were taken by the Council at its most recent meeting. A program-level adverse action is the withdrawal of the program's approval from within the accreditation status of the institution, at any of its campuses. However, this withdrawal of program approval does not apply to currently enrolled students through their completion.
The campus is required to immediately cease new enrollments and initiate the program termination process while also publicly disclosing this adverse action.

Council-directed withdrawal of approval for a program conditions the institution’s grant of accreditation with respect to the inclusion of the program and therefore is appealable to the Council. Due to the limited nature and narrow scope of the withdrawal of program approval, the appeal to the Council may be in writing only.

The table below reflects current activity through the appeal process. Click on the campus name to access a copy of the Council's communication.

Campus Information     

Program(s) Withdrawn     

Notification Date and Comment

Salter College: A Private Two-year College
184 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
ACICS ID: 00010357(MC)
Occupational Associate's in Respiratory Therapy May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council

Florida Career College
1321 SW 107th Avenue
Suite 201-B
Miami, FL 33174 
ACICS ID: 00011150(MC)


Certificate/Diploma in Cosmetology
Academic Associate's in Nursing
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
 May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
1799 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
ACICS ID: 00016231(MC)
Academic Associate's in Fashion Design 
Bachelor's in  Industrial Design
May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council

The Art Institute of Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
ACICS ID: 00016228(MC)

Academic Associate's in Graphic Design
Bachelor's in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Bachelor's in Media Arts & Animation
Bachelor's in Fashion Design  
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council

Stratford University
7777 Leesburg Pike
Suite 100-S
Falls Church, VA 22043
ACICS ID: 00019411(MC)

Academic Associate's in Baking and Pastry Arts
Academic Associate's in Medical Billing and Coding
Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration
Master's in International Master of Business Administration 
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council  

Florida Technical College
12900 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32426
ACICS ID: 00011286(MC)  
Academic Associate's in Criminal Justice
Bachelor's in Criminal Justice with Emphasis on Homeland Security
May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council

American Institute
99 South Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
ACICS ID: 00010428(MC)
Certificate/Diploma in Computers, Networking and Security May 9, 2018
 May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council

Virginia College
488 Palisades Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35209
ACICS ID: 00010582(MC)
Occupational Associate's in Diagnostic Medical Sonography May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council  

Fortis Institute
6300 Center Drive
Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23502
ACICS ID: 00010770(MC)
Certificate/Diploma in Medical Assisting May 9, 2018
Appealable to the Council