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York County School of Technology Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation

The HVACR Program at York County School of Technology in York, Pennsylvania has been granted accreditation by HVAC Excellence.

Photographed left to right: Dr. David Thomas, Administrative Director, Dr. James Crisp, HVAC Excellence, William Dick, Instructor Assistant, Trevor Fronk, HVACR Instructor, Bruce Nelson, M.Ed., CMHE, HVAC Excellence
Photographed left to right: Dr. David Thomas,
Administrative Director, Dr. James Crisp, HVAC Excellence, William Dick, Instructor Assistant, Trevor Fronk, HVACR Instructor, Bruce Nelson, M.Ed., CMHE, HVAC Excellence

The York County School of Technology is dedicated to providing high quality, dynamic academic and technical education for students. As part of this commitment to quality they voluntarily pursued accreditation of their Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning/Plumbing Program.

What is Programmatic Accreditation
Programmatic accreditation, is an independent, third-party review of an educational program, comparing it to established, industry-accepted standards. These standards are designed to ensure that the future workforce receives the quality training required for success in the HVACR industry.

To pursue this accreditation, they completed a detailed, comprehensive self-study, that demonstrated compliance with each of the required standards. The self-study was then sent to HVAC Excellence, where an accreditation review board thoroughly assessed the submission.

The accreditation review board, having approved the self-study, sent a team to conduct an intense, onsite review of the program. The onsite team was tasked with validating compliance with all the established standards and the accuracy of the self-study. The onsite team consists of two members, one who has served as an HVACR instructor, the other as a school administrator. They are seasoned professionals, that possess the knowledge, training, and experience to successfully evaluate every aspect of an HVACR program.

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

Benefits of Programmatic Accreditation

  • As a nationally accredited, they can take advantage of some of the benefits, which include:
  • Assuring prospective students that the program has met or exceeded national standards.
  • Assuring employer partners that the facility has the resources and administrative support to professionally train the workforce.
  • Aiding in the establishment of articulation agreements.
  • May lead to advanced placement opportunities.
  • Serves as an eligibility determinant for funding.
  • Enhancing student placement and employer satisfaction.
  • Creating team ownership through faculty participation in self-study and annual reporting.
  • Assisting students in the acceptability of transfer credits.
  • Creating instructor/institutional goals for improvement.
  • Listing of the program in the official HVAC Excellence accredited program directory.

Learn More About the Program

Persons interested in learning more about York County School of Technology and their accredited HVACR program, are encouraged to visit ytech.edu.