PTC Engineering Technology Programs Receive Reaccreditation

September 5, 2014

Piedmont Technical College recently continued its tradition of excellence by receiving reaccreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the Electronic Engineering Technology and Engineering Graphics Technology programs. These programs have been accredited since 1976 at Piedmont Technical College and are now accredited through September 2020.

“The accreditation is a testament to the level of excellence of the engineering technology programs at Piedmont Technical College,” said Sandy Warner, engineering technology department head.

ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology, is a federation of 29 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions. ABET only accredits programs, not degrees, departments, colleges or institutions. But, the institution is one consideration in the accreditation process.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. The quality standards that programs must meet to be ABET-accredited are set by the ABET professions themselves.

“We have really good programs and this continues to be supported by ABET,” said Warner. “Our accreditation allows us to have transfer opportunities, helps us obtain grants and ensures we maintain a first-rate program that benefits the students.”

For more information on the engineering technology program, contact Warner at (864) 941-8466 or e-mail at warner.s@ptc.edu.