Linn State officials decided to seek third party accreditation of their program. Programmatic accreditation is where an independent third party reviews a program against set educational and industry standards in curriculum, faculty, student facilities, placement services, financial aid, and advisory committee involvement, training facilities, equipment and safety.
In seeking accreditation, the staff at Linn State had to complete and submit a self study evaluation of its program that demonstrates how it meets each required standard. The self study once completed was sent to HVAC Excellence for it executive team to assess for compliance against each standard.
HVAC Excellence having approved of the self study sent an onsite team to conduct an onsite review of the program. Having reviewed all of the findings, HVAC Excellence decided to grant the accreditation of the program.
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Publication date: 9/24/2012