AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUATION ACCREDITED PROGRAMS
The mission of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) is to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education programs and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs. Through promotion and continued improvement of postsecondary construction education, ACCE accredits construction education programs in colleges and universities that request its evaluation and meet its standards and criteria. ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for four year baccalaureate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology, and as the accrediting agency for two year associate-degree programs of a like nature.
ACCE accreditation serves the following purposes:
- Assuring Quality: Accreditation is the primary means by which institutions and programs assure quality to students and the public. Accredited status is a signal to students and the public that a program meets certain standards for its faculty, curriculum, student services, etc. Accredited status is conveyed only if the programs provide evidence of fiscal stability.
- Engendering employer confidence: Accredited status of program is important to employers when evaluating credentials of job applicants, when deciding whether to provide tuition support for employees seeking additional education, and when deciding to support construction education programs.
- Easing transfer: Accreditation is important to students for a smooth transition of courses and credits among colleges, universities and programs.