A degree in technical education offers a number of benefits for parents and students alike because the path to it is usually faster and more affordable. Parents appreciate the reduced tuition costs and high job placement rates of accredited institutions. With specialized training, students are able to quickly transition into the workforce.Discover the benefits of technical education
Accreditation is a status granted to an educational institution or program that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity.Learn more about achieving accreditation
TCAT Morristown strives to do more for Tennesseans by providing an abundance of opportunities to acquire the skills and training for success. This mission and its accomplishments have earned TCAT Morristown the attention of students, industry partners and COE accreditation. “COE is a friend and they’re on your side to guide you in what it takes to be a great institution,” says Mr. Jerry Young, President of TCAT Morristown.
TCAT Athens was one of 21 institutions first accredited by the newly-formed Council in 1971. “We look at COE accreditation as something that’s beneficial to us,’” explained Mr. Smith. “It helps us learn to be more efficient and come up with new initiatives that benefit our students and employers year after year.”
Suncoast Technical College’s commitment to helping individuals develop the technical skills and work ethic to reach their highest potential has earned the Sarasota, Florida institution the recognition and respect of COE accreditation since 1971. The school shines for its array of adult education courses, apprenticeships, and adult and community enrichment classes.
“Since COE is technically focused, their processes and structure are specific and relevant to what’s going on in the business and the industry,” says Dr. Boykin. “In the long run, COE saves taxpayer dollars by ensuring schools offer only quality, relevant programs that put people to work.”
“I am most impressed with the level of professionalism in the COE program…Their leaders not only come in to inspect an institution but provide insight and advice on best practices to help a school meet high standards of educational quality. This ensures that we are serving our students, the community and the U.S. Army.” – Jose N. Osorio, Training Specialist
NMFSC received a certificate for 35 years of accreditation from COE. This surpasses the average of 22 years for all of COE’s accredited organizations. “We are very proud of this accomplishment! More importantly, we are very excited about the benefit that this brings to our students as they continue their life-long learning,” said Elizabeth Swatzell, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Academics, NMFSC.
“The accreditation process made us better – it makes us examine how we look at ourselves and how we conduct business. Even employers’ associations and signatory contractors have a lot of feedback in the process. They tell us what is newly relevant in the construction industry. There is a constant upgrading of our skills, and we have to stay on top.” – Dennis McDonough, FTI
PJ’s College of Cosmetology, headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, educates students for exciting and rewarding careers in the beauty industry. Cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology, and skincare as well as instructor training programs are offered at the twelve campuses located throughout Indiana and Kentucky.
What does it take to develop and maintain the most powerful naval force in the world? For one, it takes unwavering commitment to providing cutting-edge technical training that transforms civilians into highly skilled, mission-ready Sailors. The education and continued professional development of many of the United States Navy’s 400,000 active duty and reserve Sailors rests on the The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).
The Tennessee Board of Regents system, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation, consists of 46 educational institutions, 27 of which are colleges of applied technology. Spread across both urban and rural regions of Tennessee, these institutions are singularly focused on workforce development.
The Council on Occupational Education is dedicated to the continued improvement of our standards and open to receiving feedback from the general public. We have designed a survey that allows you to rate the adequacy and relevancy of the objectives of the standards for accreditation of career and technical education institutions. The results of this survey are reviewed annually by the Council's Committees on Accreditation Standards and Conditions.Take Survey