The Council on Occupational Education (COE) recognized Tidewater Tech for completing 30 years of accredited status at the Council’s Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. in November. Tidewater Tech became initially accredited with COE in 1998 and has undergone self-studies and subsequent site visits about every six years in order to maintain this recognition.
The award of accreditation is based on evaluation to demonstrate that the institution meets not only the standards of quality of the Council, but also the needs of students, the community and employers.
The Commission’s evaluation process includes an extensive self-study by the institution and an intensive review by a visiting team of professional educators representing the Commission’s member institutions from other states.
COE offers quality assurance services to postsecondary career and technical education providers across the nation. Organized as a nonprofit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and technical education.