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Why seek a technical education?

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.

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What are the benefits of accreditation?

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.

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Continuous Improvement, Continued Excellence

A Salute to U.S. Army Ordnance School

“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

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Provide Your Feedback on Our Accreditation Standards

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.

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