Vermont Technical College’s Architectural and Building Engineering Technology Department at Vermont Technical College had both its bachelor’s degree and associate degree accreditations extended for an additional six years, the longest term that the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) grants.
The programs, assessed under ABET’s Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, received a final evaluation of “no findings,” which means the programs had no deficiencies, weaknesses, or concerns.
“This marks the best possible result for a program,” said Professor Scott A. Sabol, P.E., of the Architectural and Building Engineering Technology Department at Vermont Technical College. “These two programs were reviewed based on their curricula, the faculty, facilities, and student achievement of learning outcomes.”
ABET accreditation facilitates eventual licensure of graduates as professional engineers. Most states allow the Vermont Tech graduates to become licensed following completion of national examinations and appropriate professional experience.
Vermont Tech’s associate degree program has been continuously accredited since the mid-1970s; its bachelor‘s degree program since the mid-1990s. The programs focus on building design and evaluation, with emphases on sustainability, energy efficiency, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.