The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Associate Degree Board of Commissioners recently reaffirmed accreditation of Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) Division of Business programs. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization to offer specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.
“The faculty and staff are delighted to be recognized by ACBSP as a quality program for business education,” said OCCC Division of Business Dean Dr. Anne DeClouette.
OCCC was first accredited by the ACBSP in 2005. The college is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain accreditation. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within OCCC’s Division of Business meet rigorous educational standards.
“Oklahoma City Community College has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present a Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the 2015 ACBSP Conference June 14.
“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Oklahoma City Community College is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done for the past 10 years,” Parscale added.
The Division of Business faculty and staff are proud of their accomplishment and even more so for what reaffirmed accreditation will mean for OCCC students.
“What this accreditation means to the community is that whether they are looking to transfer to a four-year institution or pursue immediate employability, the business programs at OCCC are top notch. This reaffirmation of accreditation means so much because it sets us apart as the premiere community college in the OKC metropolitan area,” DeClouette said.
About Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 people each year. The college offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of fields. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated teachers and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations and attend events such as the annual Arts Festival Oklahoma. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.
About Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,233 member campuses, 195 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 923 have achieved accreditation and more than 210 are in candidacy for accreditation. For more information about the ACBSP, see www.acbsp.org.