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Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield, Illinois Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation.

Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield, Illinois has earned accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - HVACR program from HVAC Excellence

Programmatic accreditation is where an independent third party reviews a program against set educational and industry standards. The areas reviewed include: the mission of the program, administration responsibilities, finances and funds, student services, instruction design and program elements, physical facilities, equipment and tools, cooperative training, instructor qualifications.

In order to pursue accreditation the staff at the school has to submit a self-study filled with narratives and examples of how they complied with each of the required standards. The self- study once completed was sent to the HVAC Excellence accreditation review board to thoroughly assess for compliance against each standard.

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HVAC Excellence having approved the self study sent an onsite team to conduct an intense onsite review of the program. The onsite team consist of two members, one who has served years as an HVACR instructor, the other as a school administrator. These onsite team members are seasoned professionals that possess the knowledge, training and experience to successfully evaluate every aspect of an HVACR program. The selection of these team members gives integrity to the accreditation process and provides students with confidence in the program.

Upon a thorough review of all of the documentation presented by the school and the onsite accreditation team, the HVAC Excellence accreditation review board decided to grant accreditation of the program.

Now that the HVACR program has been granted accreditation it can: provide students with quality assurance of the program, provide employers assurance that graduates are properly trained, can assists in establishing articulation agreements, an eligibility determinant for funding, can increase enrollment, student placement and employer satisfaction is enhanced, requires faculty participation in self-study and annual reporting, can assist students in the acceptability of transfer credits, creates goals for self-improvement.

Learn more about the nationally accredited program at Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield, Illinois by visiting them online at




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