PCI has been providing Career Training in
New England since 1946.
There are 9 campuses located throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
PCI holds national accreditation through an agency recognized by the US Dept of Education.
In 2009 PCI was awarded the School of Excellence Award from ACCSC.
Porter and Chester Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Medical Assisting program at our Canton, Chicopee, Westborough, MA, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Stratford, Watertown, and Branford, CT branches is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
In 2009, Porter and Chester Institute received the School of Excellence Award (pdf) from ACCSC which recognizes schools for their commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation.
Porter and Chester Institute is certified by the Connecticut Commissioner of Higher Education and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education.
Porter and Chester Institute is approved by the following government agencies:
Porter and Chester Institute is proud to be an accredited institution. Accreditation is important — it shows that a school is committed to excellence, to providing the education that students want and need, and to continually striving to improve. Accreditation means that a school is being regularly assessed to make sure that it is up to the standards of the industry. It validates the integrity of a school's programs and the value of the education that students receive.
Accreditation signifies that the education provided by the school continues to meet specific levels of quality, providing reassurance to students and future employees alike. A school must meet or exceed these standards of quality in order to continue to maintain its accreditation. This sense of public trust can be particularly important in fields in which a license is required or if a student plans to pursue further education.