HVAC Excellence grants accreditation to Central Carolina Technical College
Chris Watkins, HVAC instructor; Coy Gibson of HVAC Excellence; Brent Russell, dean, Industrial and Engineering Technology; Jack Hossink, HVAC academic program manager; David Watson, vice president; and Thomas Tebbe, HVAC Excellence.
SUMTER, S.C. — HVAC Excellence has announced that Central Carolina Technical College has been granted accreditation of its Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) program. Central Carolina Technical College is the first HVACR program in South Carolina to be granted accreditation.

Programmatic accreditation is where an independent third party, HVAC Excellence, reviews a program against set educational and industry standards in: curriculum, faculty, student facilities, placement services, financial aid, advisory committee involvement, training facilities, equipment and safety. HVACR programmatic accreditation validates that a program has the resources to prepare students for jobs in the HVACR industry and verifies the program has the needed resources and administrative support to accomplish its goals.

In seeking accreditation the staff at Central Carolina Technical College had to complete and submit a self study evaluation of their program that demonstrates how they meet each required standard. The self study, once completed, was sent to HVAC Excellence for its executive team to thoroughly assess for compliance against each standard.

Publication date: 4/15/2013