Bachelor-level technology degrees earn new accreditation from ABET

The School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College announced the initial accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program from the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, and the reaccreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology programs by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. ETAC renewed this accreditation collectively three times to date, in 2004, 2010 and 2016, respectively.

Excelsior College is one of four online institutions that holds an ABET accreditation with an IT program, and one of only 2 online schools with accreditation in its Nuclear Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology programs.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program focuses on preparing students to stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing technical environment, and to take on leadership roles in the information technology (IT) field. The program centers on fundamental concepts, skills, applications, and practices across a wide variety of IT domains, including software and web development, computer systems, database management, data communication, information security, and project management. BSIT has three concentration areas: cybersecurity; information security, and network operations.

The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineer Technology (BSNET) program at Excelsior College opened for enrollment in 1984 in response to industry demand for a specialized degree offering flexibility for individuals performing shift work at nuclear facilities following the Three Mile Island accident five years prior. The BSNET program provides individuals working in the nuclear industry with the academic experience needed to address new problems and situations, and advance within their careers. Students enrolled in the BSNET program will gain expertise in the areas of nuclear materials, health and physics safety, atomic and nuclear physics, computer applications, and more.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) program has maintained ABET accreditation since 1996. In August 2010, the BSEET received a renewal of the ABET accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET, which was for the period of six years. The BSEET program provides emphasis on problem solving, analysis, design, project management, and implementation of systems pertaining to electrical engineering technology, with concentrations in electronics, nanotechnology, and power systems. Students enrolled in the BSEET program will gain theory, mathematical and practical foundations in electrical and electronic circuits, microprocessors, microcontrollers, communication systems, powers systems, nano-fabrication, and nanotechnology.

To learn more about Excelsior’s Technology programs, visit excelsior.edu/programs/technology. For more information regarding the College’s accreditations, visit excelsior.edu/about/accreditations.

 

 

 

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Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit online college founded in 1971 focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals who are historically underrepresented by higher education. Excelsior meets students where they are – academically and geographically –  removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners through affordable access to quality instruction and the assessment of learning. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.

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