According to the U.S. Department of Education, "Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains standards requisite for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies are organizations that establish operating standards for educational or professional institutions and programs, determine the extent to which the standards are met, and publicly announce their findings."
Texas State Technical College Waco (TSTC Waco) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science degrees and Certificates of Completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of TSTC Waco.SACS Commission on Colleges Website
Quality Enhancement Plan
In the last several years, the SACS Commission on Colleges has implemented an approach to demonstrate that institutions are involved in continuous improvement of quality rather than mere compliance laws and accreditation standards. This is accomplished with each institution implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan, which seeks to improve student learning over a five-year process. For more information about the TSTC Waco Quality Enhancement Plan, click the link below.
Some individual programs may also work with accreditating agencies in order to demonstrate quality assurance in their particular occupational field of study. The Dental Assistant Program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation.ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation Website