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United Tribes Technical College

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411

Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 | Fax: 312.263.7462 | |

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) was granted candidacy status for accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1978. In 1982, UTTC was granted full accreditation status and has maintained continuous accreditation status since that time.

After the last comprehensive evaluation in 2011, UTTC was granted continued accreditation for all associate level degree programs, full authority to offer all degree programs online, and approval of the institutional change to offer three baccalaureate degree programs. In 2016, UTTC was granted approval to offer a fourth baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science & Research. Comprehensive evaluations are scheduled for 2017 and 2021.

UTTC is also a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the North Dakota Tribal College Association.

For more specific information about HLC accreditation and United Tribes Technical College, see links below:

The UTTC Automotive Technology program, working in conjunction with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, qualifies graduates to take the nationally approved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. The Automotive Technology program achieved NATEF certification in the spring of 2013.

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone: (703) 669-6650

The UTTC Elementary Education bachelor of science degree program participated in a site visit for continuous approval in spring 2014. As a result of this visit, the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ND ESPB) granted the program approval for seven years, until 2021 (for more information about UTTC Teacher Education, link to this site:

ND Education Standards & Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 204
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585

Phone: (701) 328-9641

The UTTC Nutrition and Foodservice program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Services Professionals, which allows graduates to qualify as Certified Dietary Managers (CDMs). Graduates are also eligible to write the National Restaurant Association ServSafe exam.

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
406 Surrey Woods Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: (800) 323-1908

ServSafe National Restaurant Association
175 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-2814

Phone: (800) 765-2122

The Practical Nursing program at UTTC is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

ND Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881

Phone: (701) 975-5000

Complaint Process

Students, faculty, staff and members of the public may submit a complaint about an HLC accredited or candidate institution. The complaint process is designed to identify substantive problems with an institution’s ability to meet the Criteria for Accreditation. For more information about submitting a complaint to the HLC, click on the link below: