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OCTC's Business Program Earns National ACBSP Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Associate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Owensboro Community amp; Technical College in Owensboro, Kentucky, www.owensboro.kctcs.edu, accreditation of its business programs.

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business courses offered through the Business Administration Systems Program at Owensboro Community amp; Technical College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the criteria of the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of the institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, relationships with the community, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and services, and educational support to determine whether or not the institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.

Owensboro Community amp; Technical 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 the Certificate of Initial Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, June 14. This accreditation is evidence that OCTC is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.

We feel that this national accreditation is an important distinction for our students. We value the standards that ACBSP has in place and strive to instill those characteristics in our students, who are tomorrows workforce for our region, commented Michael Boyd, OCTC Professor of Business. Boyd and Accounting Professor Al Wallace headed up the accreditation process at OCTC.

About Owensboro Community amp; Technical College

OCTC serves the Kentucky counties of Daviess, Ohio, Hancock and McLean, with three campuses in Owensboro, and a center located in Hancock County.

About ACBSP

ACBSPs mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, 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. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 11,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs

About KCTCS

For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Our statewide system of 16 colleges, more than 70 campuses and 97,000 students is a critical component to transforming the states economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit kctcs.edu.