Building Construction Technology Program Receives Full NCCER Accreditation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College’s Building Construction Technology program received notification of successfully meeting the standards for The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Accreditation, as outlined in the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines & Program Compliance.

The audit for accreditation included a single NCCER auditor reviewing files for proper documentation, inspecting classrooms and labs, reviewing live courses, and interacting with faculty, staff and students. Accreditation of the program will remain in effect for three years, with a reaccreditation date in September 2019.

“Including NCCER certifications in our construction coursework across the state has added considerable value to students and employers alike,” said Ryan Voorhees, assistant professor of building construction technology, Ivy Tech Community College. “Students have the opportunity to earn NCCER certifications in every course, a welcome plus that adds value to their education at Ivy Tech. In addition, employers can more readily gauge a student’s skill set by a quick glance at the NCCER certifications a student has acquired.”

“This is yet another example of how Ivy Tech is continuously improving the workforce programs to better serve students and industry,” said Glen Roberson, assistant vice president of academic workforce programs, Ivy Tech Community College. “Ivy Tech’s state-of-the-art equipment, redesigned curriculum with nationally recognized certifications, and credentialed and certified faculty are a powerful combination to successfully drive Indiana’s workforce development.”

NCCER was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEO’s and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.

Building Construction Technology is offered at multiple Ivy Tech locations including: East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Muncie, Noblesville and Richmond. The program offers three Certificates, three Technical Certificates and an Associate of Applied Science degree.

About Ivy Tech Community College

 Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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