What is accreditation and why is it important?
Accreditation assures students and prospective employers that an educational degree program has met stringent industry standards of quality. It ensures that graduates have received quality training and education and are capable of performing a broad range of professional responsibilities.
Accreditation has two fundamental purposes:
- To ensure the quality of the institution or programs, and
- To assist in the improvement of the institution or program.
Accreditation of Parks College Engineering Degree Programs
Parks College undergraduate degree programs are accredited by their respective agencies. The following engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Physics
The Civil Engineering program is currently under review for accreditation. It is required that a program has graduated students before it can apply for accreditation and, Parks College just graduated the inaugural class of Civil Engineers in May 2013. Therefore this is the earliest possible time that Civil Engineering could apply for accreditation.
The Flight Science program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).