Zane State College’s Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology (EEET) Program received a six-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Congratulations to the Engineering Technologies Team and all who assisted with the assessment and preparation for last fall’s site visit!
“The timeline for this reaccreditation accomplishment began with the self-study work completed in June 2022. A site visit by ABET took place in September 2022, with the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission review in July 2023. I am thrilled that the hard work of our Zane State employees was acknowledged with a maximum allowable six-year reaccreditation. Zane State College can be proud of our high performance. I know I am so very proud of us all,” Dean of Business and Engineering Marcie Moore said.
Why ABET Accreditation?*
“When ABET’s quality standards are applied and promoted around the globe, the results are a better-educated, geographically mobile, diverse technical workforce well-prepared to advance innovation and excel professionally in fields of critical importance to society.
ABET accreditation criteria are developed by technical professionals, members of our 35 member societies. Each society dedicates volunteers to perform program reviews related to its professions. Coming from academic, industrial and governmental backgrounds, ABET volunteers are trained experts who evaluate programs for relevancy, content and quality. This third-party peer review is critical in the technical fields, where quality, precision and safety are of utmost importance, and sets ABET apart from other accreditors. It is a solid process that has been refined over 80 years.
We promote excellence in technical education by focusing on continuous quality improvement processes, not by prescribing methods. With technological change occurring so rapidly, institutions seeking to ensure their programs are dynamically evolving participate in the ABET accreditation process.
- Ensures that graduates have met the educational requirements necessary to enter the profession.
- Provides opportunities for the industry to guide the educational process to reflect current and future needs.
- Enhances the mobility of professionals.
Responsive to increasing globalization, we work to ensure that the graduates of ABET-accredited programs can employ their talents internationally. We do this by signing agreements with educational quality assurance organizations in other countries and jurisdictions. Not only does this allow ABET-accredited program graduates to use their skills around the world, but it also raises their value to employers. The U.S. government, for example, and many multinational corporations seek employees with degrees from ABET-accredited programs that translate globally.”