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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The Valencia College Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) recently received ABET accreditation, a significant step in ensuring quality standards for the degree.
The accreditation is important to students, as graduates of Valencia’s ECET program can now sit for the Professional Engineer licensure exam in the state of Florida. Although accreditation was earned recently, this benefit is retroactive and effective as of October 1, 2016.
Additionally, the accreditation garners respect and recognition for Valencia and the ECET Program from other institutions and industry partners.
“This is a significant milestone for Valencia College to have a very high quality external validation of its first baccalaureate program,” said Paul Wilder, dean, engineering, computer programming and technology. “ABET accreditation is a game changer for our students and the program. I am honored to work with a faculty that is dedicated to high value and quality of education. They worked tirelessly to accomplish this monumental task.”
Paul specifically wished to recognize the work of Masood Ejaz, professor and department chair, electronic and computer engineering technology; and Ali Notash, professor, electronic and computer engineering technology.
“Both of them worked tirelessly to help produce a stellar assessment process that has been recognized as outstanding,” said Paul. “I appreciate their hard work.”
Additionally, Paul thanks the West Campus for its support on this process, as well as Will Goodman, lab supervisor, electronics engineering, and Tommy Dillen, lab supervisor, building construction and engineering.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computer, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards for the profession for which that program prepares graduates.