Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) October 14, 2010
Following a rigorous preparatory and evaluation process, Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) has been awarded full national accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), effective September 11, 2010. COE accredits post-secondary occupational institutions that offer certificate, diploma, or applied associate degree programs. These institutions include public technical colleges, private career colleges (both for-profit and not-for-profit), Army, Navy, and Department of Defense institutions, and Job Corps Centers.
To achieve accreditation, schools engage in a voluntary process of self-evaluation against nationally accepted best practices and standards. This evaluative process scrutinized the following areas: philosophy and foundations, board governance, administration, personnel, instructional program, physical environment, health and safety, guidance services, community, and student support. The accreditation process assists schools in achieving a standard of excellence and encourages a continuous process of assessment and ongoing institutional development.
Throughout its history, the COE has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education offered by the institutions it has accredited. Its current scope of recognition is as a national institutional accrediting agency for the accreditation of non-degree-granting and applied associate degree-granting postsecondary occupational education institutions.
COE has approved NTI's Bangor and Scarborough campuses and its programs for a six year term. Program accreditations include Medical Assistant, Medical Administration (including Coding/Billing, Transcription), Phlebotomy/EKG Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Computer Repair Technician, Computer Network Specialist, HVAC/R Technician, CDL A & B Truck Driving and more. Visit http://www.council.org for more information about the Council on Occupational Education.
About Northeast Technical Institute:
NTI is a private post-secondary institute headquartered in Scarborough, Maine. With two campuses in Maine and one in Massachusetts, it is the mission of NTI to dedicate itself to providing each student comprehensive training and career support services; continue to develop the highest quality, short-term educational programs that gives each student the necessary skills to obtain employment upon graduation; recognize the importance of every student's learning needs and provide individual assistance to help the student achieve his/her goals.
NTI offers a variety of certificate and career diploma courses in fields including Allied Health, Information Technology, HVAC/R, Green Energy Technician, and Professional truck Driving. NTI offers these courses in multiple formats including instructor led training, online learning and a combination of the two. NTI has graduated and helped to place thousands of students since it was founded in 1995. To learn more about NTI, visit http://www.ntinow.com.