Construction management program earns renewal of accreditation

The American Council for Construction Education has awarded renewal of accreditation to Western Carolina University’s undergraduate program in construction management.

The renewal of accreditation by the ACCE signifies that WCU’s construction management program is meeting the rigorous standards established by the agency, said Michael Smith, head of the department and the Joe W. Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management.

“We are pleased that the ACCE continues to recognize the high quality of our program in construction management,” said Smith. “Students in our program and the businesses and industries that hire them when they leave will know that our graduates are well-qualified with the technical and managerial skills necessary for successful careers in construction management.”

The mission of the ACCE is to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education programs and to promote, support and accredit quality construction education programs. Through promotion and continued improvement of postsecondary construction education, ACCE accredits construction education programs in colleges and universities that request its evaluation and meet its standards and criteria.

ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for baccalaureate and associate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management and construction technology located in North America and Australia.

For more information about the construction management program at WCU, visit the website cm.wcu.edu or call 828-227-2201.