Accreditation & Approvals

YCST programs are approved and accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and reflect the employment needs of the York County Region. Additionally, most YCST training programs are credentialed by a nationally accredited industry organization. 

YCST is accredited for public postsecondary education under the authority of the Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education under the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, Telephone: 717.783.6672 / FAX: 717.783.6672, www.education.pa.gov/postsecondary-adult. 

The Practical Nursing Program at YCST is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649, Telephone: 717.783.7142.

Additionally, the Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone: 404.975.5000. The ACEN acknowledges the YCST for quality and excellence in nursing education. 

The Cosmetology Program at YCST is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology, PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105- 2649, Telephone: 717.783.7130.