TAC Accredits Civil Engineering Technology Program at Camosun

April 30, 2021
Today, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) celebrated with faculty, staff and program advisory committee members accreditation of the Civil Engineering Technology program at Camosun College. The program, previously accredited under the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board, is the second to be granted TAC national program accreditation at Camosun.  

The audit team of lead auditor Jason Eggen, C.E.T. (AB) and auditors Tanya Tan, AScT (BC), Jazmin McLean, AScT (SK) and Austin Dillman, C.E.T. (AB) noted the faculty’s commitment to student success, which was validated by feedback from alumni and employers whom both expressed graduates are capable of effectively applying industry relevant skills in the workplace. The team was also impressed with the capstone project process which includes early topic selection, a workplace ethics lecture, an accountability log and a self reflection component which is part of the grade. 

“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. “We congratulate the Civil program on this significant achievement.”  

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

“Technology Accreditation Canada has successfully raised the bar for technology programing in Canada”, remarked Zoe Broom, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering . “The accreditation process has facilitated a plan for continuous improvement of the Civil Engineering Technology program at Camosun College”. 

Achieving national program accreditation provides students, industry and the educational institution confidence the program has met defined standards. Accreditation also affords graduates an expedited path to certification through Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC 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.