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Two Bates programs gain national accreditation

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on June 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm with 2 Comments »
June 11, 2012 12:54 pm

Two Bates Technical College career education programs have recently received national accreditation.

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) has granted the college’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program accreditation. The college began the application process for accreditation in 2010, which included an intense and rigorous self-study report and a three-day, on-site visit from ACOTE officials.

The ACOTE accreditation allows graduates to sit for the national certification examination to become certified occupational therapy assistants. Bates’ inaugural OTA class is currently in its last quarter, which is a full-time clinical internship.

The Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) has awarded accreditation to the college’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician program following an in-depth self evaluation process, and a two-day, on-site evaluation.

“These accreditations guarantee that our instruction, curriculum, faculty and facilities meet or exceed industry standards, which helps demonstrate that our graduates are ready to fill the increasing need for skilled workers in these fields,” said Vice President of Instruction Cheri Loiland.

Both accreditations are valid for five years.

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  1. whitman411 says:

    How can a program exceed a standard. Either it meets it or it doesn’t. Exceeding a standard would mean setting a new standard. For instance, if a football field is to be lighted to the standard of 50 foot candles, it is properly lighted to the standard when the light level is 50 fc. If it is 65 fc, it does not meet the standard and it is poor design (wastes energy).

  2. AveragePublicEmployee says:

    You are kind of dumb whitman411.

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