Hillyard Technical Center Awarded 'Candidate for Accreditation' Status

Published 10/17 2013 11:00AM

Updated 10/17 2013 09:54PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Hillyard Technical Center is one step closer to receiving accreditation.

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education has granted candidate for accreditation status to the center.

Dennis Merritt, Hillyard Director, says only a small, select group receives this accreditation. He says about 400 institutions nationwide have are accredited by the council.

The council is a non-profit out of Atlanta, Ga., that assures quality and integrity in career and technical education.

Merritt said the council has 11 standards they use to determine accreditation. He said the council will come in and inspect the center, examining safety, security, teaching and programs.

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