West Tennessee Business College maintains accreditation through The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. ACICS is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1956. Embodied in the criteria for ACICS accreditation is the belief that accredited institutions should at all times demonstrate a high standard of professional conduct involving educational practices and business ethics. The Council encourages not just conformity to standards but a continuous striving for excellence.
To obtain or review documents describing accreditation, approval or licensing, please refer to The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS) website (www.acics.org) or to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) website (www.tn.gov/thec).
Accreditation is an independent appraisal of an institution during which the school is evaluated on a number of areas including educational quality, professional status among similar institutions, financial stability, and operational ethics. It is a voluntary step our College chose to pursue many years ago to verify to students, alumni, and the community at large that our students are being trained appropriately in their chosen career field.
The process of obtaining ACICS accreditation involves a rigorous progression starting with application procedures; self-study reviews; site visits from accreditation members; detailed evaluation of our course offerings, program curriculum, campus; and assessments on our teaching faculty. Schools are granted accreditation for a certain number of years, and when the time frame comes to a close, the process must be repeated.
In summary, accreditation confirms you are obtaining a quality education that will thoroughly prepare you for the workforce.
*Information obtained from the ACICS Accreditation Criteria Manual*
West Tennessee Business College : 1186 Hwy 45 Bypass : Jackson, TN 38301