TAC Accredits Biomedical Engineering Technology Program at Centennial College

May 12, 2021
Today, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) celebrated with faculty, staff and students accreditation of the Biomedical Engineering Technology program at Centennial College. The program becomes the nineteenth accredited program at the College, the most of any educational institution in Canada.  

The audit team of lead auditor: Kathy Deschamps, C.E.T. (ON) and auditors Charles Wincott, CD, A.Sc.T. (BC), Joselito Esperame, C.Tech., CBET(c) (AB) and Narh Osutei, C.E.T. (ON) noted the program’s connection to industry through field work, tours and guest speakers, which provides students with valuable exposure to the profession. The presentation of capstone projects to program advisory committee (PAC) members and at conferences, such as the CESO Winter Conference, equips students with valuable networking experience.  The program benefits from a PAC with balanced industry representation and committed to contributing curriculum suggestions, which are well received by faculty. 

“Accreditation demonstrates a commitment to delivering a high quality program, which meets the standards of the engineering technology and applied science profession” comments Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “Centennial’s continued commitment to educational excellence through TAC accreditation is exemplary.”  

National program accreditation involves a comprehensive audit of institutional policies, the program’s curriculum, interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty and a tour of the programs’ labs and student support services .  

“The Biomedical Engineering Technology program, in the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, at Centennial College is proud to have achieved national program accreditation through Technology Accreditation Canada”, remarks Dr. Patrick Kelly, Dean School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science at Centennial College. “This accreditation provides confidence to students, industry, and Centennial College that the program has met the quality standards defined by TAC”. 

Accreditation affords graduates an expedited path to certification through Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists and provincial certifying bodies across Canada, in addition to, academic credential recognition in the signatory countries of the Sydney Accord under the International Engineering Alliance.