LAS VEGAS  — HVAC Excellence announced that the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada has been granted accreditation of their HVACR program. 


Programmatic accreditation is an independent third party review of an educational program. The process validates that that established standards of excellence for HVACR educational programs are met. These standards are designed to assure that our future workforce receives the quality of training required to provide the skills necessary for success in the HVACR industry. 


In order to pursue accreditation, the staff at the school had to submit a self-study filled with narratives and examples of how they complied with each of the required standards. Once completed, it was sent to the HVAC Excellence accreditation review board to thoroughly assess for compliance against each standard. 

Having approved the self-study, HVAC Excellence sent an onsite team to conduct a thorough review of the program. The onsite team consists of two members, one who has served for years as an HVACR instructor, the other as a school administrator. These onsite team members are seasoned professionals who possess the knowledge, training, and experience to successfully evaluate all aspects of an HVACR program. 
Upon a thorough review of all of the documentation presented by the school and the onsite accreditation team, the HVAC Excellence accreditation review board decided to grant accreditation of the program. 


Founded in 1971, the College of South Nevada (CSN)has enjoyed tremendous growth throughout the years. CSN currently enrolls approximately 36,000 students from 48 states and 59 countries. The college attributes much of its success to small classes, accessible faculty, and flexible course scheduling at campuses located throughout the region.  


Now that the HVACR program has been granted accreditation it can: provide students with quality assurance of the program; assure employers that graduates are properly trained; assist in establishing articulation agreements; determine eligibility for funding; increase enrollment, student placement, and employer satisfaction; require faculty participation in self-study and annual reporting; assist students in the acceptability of transfer credits; create goals for self-improvement; and lead to advanced placement opportunities.

For more information, visit College of Southern Nevada.

Publication date: 12/27/2016

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