Degrees and Accreditations

I. Degrees Granted by New York State Department of Education.

Authorization is granted by the Division of Higher Education of the NYS Department of Education to confer the degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Arts (AA). Section 5 of the Commissioner of Education’s Regulations, Paragraph 7, reads as follows:

“Courses of Study. The course of study shall cover two years of standard college work, and shall be so organized and conducted and shall be of such scope and content as to warrant acceptance with full credit upon advanced standing by degree-conferring institutions. Such terminal courses as it offers shall be distinctly of collegiate grade. All courses of study shall contain the subject matter implied by the announced objectives of the institution.”

Authorization is also granted by the Division of Higher Education to confer the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering technology, the degree of Bachelor of Technology (BTech), and the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA).

Authorization is also granted by the Division of Higher Education to confer the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) under Section 52.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Chapter II of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York).

State University criteria state that “a course of study leading to the AOS degree should be an organized post-secondary lower-division program leading to occupational competence. It should have a distinct identity, independent of established associate in applied science degree or certificate offered by an institution. The program must require a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or the equivalent of completion and may consist solely of specialized course work and related subjects.”

II. The college is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 662-5606]. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

III. The following Associate in Applied Science degree programs in engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation [111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; (410) 347-7700]:

Computing Engineering Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

Surveying Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

IV. The following Bachelor of Science degree programs in engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation:

Construction Management Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Surveying Engineering Technology

V. The court and realtime reporting program is approved by the National Court Reporters Association. This approval indicates that this program has met the general requirements and minimum standards established by the Board on Approved Reporter Training of the National Court Reporters Association [8224 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA 22182-3808; (800) 272-6272].

VI. The nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) [3343 Peachtree Rd.NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000]. The NLNAC is responsible for the specialized accreditation of all nursing education programs and schools, both postsecondary and higher degree.

VII. The health information technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) [35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970 Chicago, IL 60601-2208; (312) 553-9355] in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association’s Council on Accreditation (AHIMA) [233 North Michigan, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5519; (312) 233-1100]. The CAAHEP is a nationally recognized specialized accreditor of allied health education programs. CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) the only nongovernmental higher education organization that undertakes recognition of accrediting bodies. CAAHEP works in cooperation with 18 Committees on Accreditation (CoA), representing each of the 18 professions that CAAHEP accredits.

VIII. The following programs in applied technology are ASE Master Certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) [13505 Dullies Technology Dr., Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20171-3421; (703) 713-3800; www.asecert.org]:

Autobody Repair (ASE certified)

Automotive Service Technician (ASE certified)

Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (ASE certified)

IX. The heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program is one of nine national Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) TechSmart programs. The heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program is the only program in New York and New England that is approved by the ADS [International Headquarters, 9140 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114; (816) 444-3500, fax (816) 444-0330].

X. The drafting/CAD (computer-aided drafting) program in applied technology is certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

XI. The welding technology program in applied technology is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS).

XII. The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) [1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; (800) 248-2862]. The AVMA CVTEA is responsible for the specialized accreditation of all veterinary technician education programs in the United States. It has also extended its accreditation to Canadian veterinary technician education programs.