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HVAC Excellence Accreditation Announcement

March 20, 2024
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that Delta Technical College in Horn Lake, Mississippi, and Arkansas State University – Beebe, in Searcy, Arkansas have been granted programmatic accreditation of their HVACR Technology Programs.

Programmatic accreditation, an independent, non-governmental third-party review, ensures that educational programs meet and exceed established standards of excellence. These standards guarantee that students receive the highest quality training necessary for success in the industry.

Accreditation standards cover the program comprehensively, including mission, administration, finances, student services, instructional design, program elements, facilities, equipment, cooperative training, and instructor qualifications. Rigorous examination of these standards assesses compliance with criteria for quality and effectiveness.


Achieving programmatic accreditation involves submitting a comprehensive self-study demonstrating compliance with all required standards. The accreditation review board compares the self-study to accepted standards. Upon approval, onsite evaluation assessors visit the school to verify compliance with established standards.

Benefits of Programmatic Accreditation

  • Assurance that the program meets industry standards.
  • A powerful recruitment tool to boost program enrollment.
  • Ensures course and program validity, easing the transfer of credits.
  • Provides a goal-setting path for self-improvement and program growth.
  • Assists in establishing articulation agreements with educational and industry partners.
  • The Mechanical Service Contractors of America “MSCA” has named HVAC Excellence as its partner for technician recruitment.
  • Through an articulation agreement with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices, Graduates may be eligible for advanced placement opportunities into their apprenticeship program.
  • Accredited programs are listed in a public directory.
Learn More About Accreditation

For further details on standards, the accreditation process, and a comprehensive list of accredited programs, visit and click on the accreditation link.