MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — HVAC Excellence announced that the HVACR training program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been granted accreditation.

In 1965, a group of voters in Ann Arbor, Michigan voted to create Washtenaw Community College. Throughout the years, enrollment has grown from 1,200 students to 18,000, including more than 1,000 from 100 plus foreign countries. However, their mission remains the same, to make a positive difference in people's lives through accessible educational programs and services.  To make certain their HVACR program met or exceeded national standards, they voluntarily chose to pursue programmatic accreditation of their HVACR program. 

Lawson State has been named one of the top five community colleges and was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change. They wanted to make certain their air conditioning and refrigeration program met high standards, so to accomplish this, they voluntarily chose to undergo accreditation of their program.

Programmatic accreditation is an independent, third-party review of an educational program, comparing it to established, industry-accepted standards. These standards are designed to ensure that the future workforce receives the quality training required for success in the HVACR industry.

Upon a thorough review of all the documentation presented by the administration, faculty, and the onsite accreditation team, the HVAC Excellence accreditation review board unanimously decided to grant accreditation of the program.