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HVACR Programmatic Accreditation on The Rise

HVACR programmatic accreditation continues to grow. Sixteen newly accredited programs were recognized for their accomplishments at the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference.

Programmatic accreditation is where a third party non governmental peer review is conducted of the specific programs against set standards. The process validates that established standards of excellence for HVACR educational programs are met.

These standards are designed to assure that our future workforce receives the quality of training required to provide the skills necessary for success.

The benefits of accreditation include: students are given confidence in the quality of the program, employers have assurance graduates are properly trained, assists in establishing articulation agreements, an eligibility determinant for funding, can increase enrollment, student placement & employer satisfaction is enhanced, requires faculty participation in self study, can assist students in the acceptability of transfer credits, and creates goals for self improvement.

The Mechanical Service Contractors Association of America has made recruitment of persons with HVAC Excellence credentials a top priority. Additionally, the United Association has an articulation agreement with HVAC Excellence to provide advanced apprenticeship placement as a result of HVAC Excellence credentials.

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Standards require a thorough examination of the mission of the program, administrative responsibilities, finances and funds, curriculum, plan of instructions, facilities, equipment and tools, cooperative training and instructor's qualifications.

During the 2013 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, the following schools were recognized for having recently achieved accreditation of their HVACR programs:

Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro, TN
Arkansas Tech University in Ozark, AR
Linn State Technical College in Linn, MO
Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Shreveport, LA
Tennessee Technology Center in Memphis, TN
Okefenokee Technical College in Waycross, GA
Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, IN
Elyan Hunt Center in St. Gabriel, LA
Bucks County Technical in Fairless HIlls, PA
Jefferson College in Hillsobor, MO
Arkansas State University in Searcy, AR
Lincoln College of Technology in Grand Prarie, TX
JF Drake State College in Huntsville, AL
Greater Altoona Career Center in Altoona, PA
South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College in Bowling Green, KY
These schools are leading the way in training the next generation of HVACR technicians.

Learn more about programmatic accreditation at .




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