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CCM Business, Engineering, Hospitality and Respiratory Therapy Programs Reaccredited

Recognizing the College’s Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement
Published Nov. 26, 2013
The business, engineering technologies, hospitality and respiratory therapy programs at County College of Morris (CCM) recently all gained reaccreditation from their respective accreditation agencies.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently reaccredited the business and hospitality degree programs at CCM for 10 years, its maximum term for accreditation. ABET similarly provided the engineering technologies programs at CCM with its maximum granted accreditation of six years. And the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has awarded continuing accreditation to the college’s respiratory therapy degree program. The accreditations certify that the teaching and learning processes within each program meet the rigorous educational standards established by each agency.

“These accreditations demonstrate the commitment of our deans, faculty and administration to ensuring CCM students are provided with the highest quality education and training,” said Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM. “It is further evidence of the effectiveness of our charge to empower individuals for lifelong learning, ongoing success and excellence.”

The ACBSP accreditation covers the Associate in Science in Business Administration, Associate in Applied Science in Business Career, and Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management and the related Restaurant and Culinary Management option.

“County College of Morris has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale.

The ABET certification covers the college’s Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology programs.

The CoARC accreditation certifies that the Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy at CCM is in compliance with nationally established standards. The next comprehensive evaluation for the degree program is now scheduled to occur no later than 2023.

“The commission commends you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in education as demonstrated by your participation in programmatic accreditation,” noted Thomas R. Smalling, CoARC executive director, in a letter to the college.