Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Geomatics Program at Lethbridge College
08, Apr, 2019
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) today presented the faculty at Lethbridge College a certificate recognizing national program accreditation for its Geomatics Engineering Technology program.
The accreditation involves an audit of the program, including interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty. The audit team noted the delivery of broad curriculum, which provides graduates with employment opportunities in various sectors of industry. Students are supported by highly engaged faculty, committed to student success, along with an extensive suite of services, including the learning café, with tutoring and exam preparation, and physical and mental health. The audit also revealed a strong connection to industry with an industry night, Facebook page with job opportunity postings and company presentations.
“We congratulate Lethbridge College, the administration and faculty of the Geomatics Engineering Technology program for this significant achievement,” commented Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “By meeting the standards of the engineering technology and applied science profession, this program has clearly demonstrated its leadership and commitment to its students and industry.”
“This accreditation is important for our students to know that when they come to Lethbridge College they are receiving high quality education that meets the needs of industry,” says Bill Smienk, Chair of Lethbridge College’s School of Engineering Technologies. “There are excellent job opportunities in this field and this acknowledgement from TAC should give our students the confidence that our program will give them the hands-on experience they need to be sought after to fill those careers.”
Additionally, accreditation provides an expedited path to professional certification through The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta and other provincial engineering technology and applied science associations across Canada.
Left to right: Bill Smienk (Chair, Lethbridge College School of Engineering Technologies),
Richard Stamper (TAC Executive Director)
Through accreditation, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive the highest quality education which meets the standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit technologyaccreditation.ca.
About Lethbridge College
Located in Lethbridge, Alta., Lethbridge College provides high-quality, relevant education to more than 5,100 students in more than 50 applied degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Lethbridge College has offered engineering technology education since 1964. Its School of Engineering Technologies houses three engineering technology programs, including Engineering Design and Drafting Technology, Civil Engineering Technology and Geomatics Engineering Technology. To learn more about programming at Lethbridge College, visit lethbridgecollege.ca.
Richard Stamper, Executive Director
Technology Accreditation Canada
t: 416-847-1016, ext. 254