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Policy 3012 - Program Accreditation/Certification

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Western Dakota Tech Policy Number: 3012  

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION/CERTIFICATION

I.  Purpose

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) strives to create and maintain quality academic programs in order to serve our students and the workforce community.

II.  General Statement of Policy

A.  Academic programs offered by WDT for which there is an occupational accrediting or certifying agency shall seek and/or maintain accreditation or certification by such agency except where it can be satisfactorily demonstrated that such accreditation or certification status is not in the best interest of the College, program, or students. It is the responsibility of Program Directors to seek and/or maintain accreditation/certification as appropriate.

B.  It shall be a violation of this policy if Program Directors do not seek and/or maintain accreditation/certification status as appropriate. It shall be a violation of this policy if WDT does not offer training for and/or support to a program’s accreditation/certification status.

III.  Definitions – None

IV.  Reporting Procedures – None

V.  Dissemination of Policy and Training

A.  This policy shall appear on the WDT website on the policy page.

Legal References:  None         

Board Approved 5/13/2019

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