Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Engineering programs earn ABET accreditation

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne’s Associate Degree in Engineering Technology and Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. 

Already accredited by Indiana’s Higher Learning Commission, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne took the additional step to attain ABET accreditation, which further reinforces the quality education its students receive. As the premier global accrediting body for engineering programs, ABET accreditation assures that programs produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields.

“The Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering programs at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne are exceptional examples of what our College strives toward,” says Darrel J. Kesler, Dean of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science. “We have two excellent full-time faculty members with master’s degrees and many full-time professionals in the community who teach on a part-time basis, bringing ‘real world’ experience into the classroom. There is high demand in the community for these graduates.”

Graduates of the Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology programs either move directly into the workforce or articulate to four-year colleges. Ivy Tech has an articulation agreement with Purdue Fort Wayne, through which Ivy Tech graduates can seamlessly transfer their credits and start as a junior with maximum cost-savings and hands-on training.

“This is a great distinction that Ivy Tech should be proud of considering that ABET is the gold standard for accreditation nationally,” says Manochehr Zoghi, Dean of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Purdue Fort Wayne. “I extend my congratulations to Dean Kesler, and his colleagues at Ivy Tech for this milestone accomplishment.” 

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,144 programs at 812 colleges and universities in 32 countries.

More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org

In addition to Electrical Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology Ivy Tech Fort Wayne has programs in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Engineering. The College has already begun the process for ABET accreditation process for Mechanical Engineering Technology.  Individuals interested in any of the programs should contact Andrew Bell at abell118@ivytech.edu  or Cait Cramer at ccramer15@ivy.edu,

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