Accreditation and What You Need to Know

Posted Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 by admin

istock_000006473717xsmall.jpgGoing back to school is a great idea, and we’re excited you’re looking into attending Everest.

We think one of your main tasks will no doubt entail finding the programs and courses that are valued by employers.

Accreditation matters, and is far more important than most people would think!

Our advice is never to enroll in a program simply because it seems to fit your needs at the time. Think it through, and make sure the program ensures a high level of educational quality that will be received and respected when it comes time for accountability.

The following are accreditation terms you should familiarize yourself with:

Accreditation – This is the validation process that ensure a program meets a high standard of education quality for institutions of higher learning. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary process sanctioned by both government and private accrediting agencies. As such, regional and national agencies are involved in the process.

Regional accreditation entities may cover different locations of the Unites States, while national accreditation agencies may cover some schools located abroad. There is also a specialized accreditation that can lie within an institution of higher learning that will accredit a particular program of study or course.

It’s also a good practice to do some follow up homework on the accrediting agencies to make sure they’re legitimate and reputable. The U.S. Department of Education can assist in this area.

At Everest, we believe in the concept of diversity. By providing programs that range from Healthcare, to Business Administration, to Information Technology and the Trade Skills, we believe there’s a career-training path waiting just for you.

Contact us today and find out how taking courses at Everest can help bridge the gap between your dreams and the actual reality of achievement.

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