New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Curriculum Development in Two-Year Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs
Two Year College Division
An examination of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering’s accreditation policies, procedures, and standards, and a descriptive study of the 2-year technology programs/options accredited by the Association was undertaken.
According to the Association, all the 2-year technology programs accredited by the Association were aligned with one of nine two-digit series CIP codes with the majority reporting that their programs were aligned with the 15.XXXX 2-digit series CIP codes—Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields. All these programs were also aligned with one of eleven different 4-digit series CIP codes. However, almost 50 percent of the programs reported that their programs were aligned with the 15.06XX 4-digit series CIP codes—Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. Moreover, all the programs that reported that they were aligned with the 15.XXXX 2-digit series CIP codes, were aligned with twenty different 6-digit series CIP codes with the majority being aligned with the 15.0612 6-digit CIP code—Industrial Technology/Technician.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation says of the Association’s scope of accreditation that it includes associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree programs in technology, applied technology, engineering technology, and technology-related disciplines delivered at national or regional accredited institutions in the United States. The Council has also concluded that the Association’s accreditation standards and processes are consistent with the academic quality, improvement, and accountability expectations the Council has established.
The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering is also supported by the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors, whose mission is to provide a collaborative forum and a collective voice for organizations that assure the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors has noted that the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering closely examines and evaluates measures of learning or competence that are fundamental to the discipline or profession.
Accreditation by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering is a viable option for 2-year technology programs interested in furthering their pursuit of excellence: for ensuring quality and for fostering a culture of ongoing improvement.
Chin, R. A., & Rouse, S. M. (2016, June), Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Accreditation: A Viable Option for 2-Year Programs and their Pursuit of Excellence Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26340
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