Friday, January 13, 2017

CVTC Business, Tech Programs Earn Accreditation

Nine programs certified by ACBSP

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Nine business and technology programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College have received accreditation, providing assurances of program quality and positive student outcomes.


Eau Claire, WI – Nine business and technology programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College have received accreditation, providing assurances of program quality and positive student outcomes.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced full accreditation for CVTC associate degree programs in Accounting, Business Management, Administrative Professional, Human Resources, Marketing Management, and Supervisory Management, plus the Information Technology Software Developer, Mobile Developer and Network Specialist programs.

“We are only the third Wisconsin Technical College System school to have our business programs accredited through ACBSP,” said Lynette Livingston, dean of business and academic initiatives at CVTC.

To gain accreditation, a program must meet a set of rigorous standards and criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, measureable assessments and faculty and staff focus. A three-member team from ACBSP visited the CVTC campus in September for a three-day review of the programs.

Livingston said the accreditation is significant because it assures students and their future employers that the education provided by CVTC in these areas meets the highest standards and prepares students for employment and future study.

“We anticipate this will help with transfers to four-year universities for our students who wish to pursue bachelor’s degrees by making it easier to transfer the credits earned at CVTC,” Livingston said.

CVTC must provide quality assurance reports every two years and undergo a new review after 10 years to retain accreditation.

Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers superior, progressive technical education which improves the lives of students, meets the workforce needs of the region, and strengthens the larger community. Campuses are located in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. CVTC serves an 11-county area in west central Wisconsin. CVTC is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.

 
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