TAC Accredits Technology Program at Brighton College

September 20, 2021
On September 17, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) celebrated with faculty, staff and students accreditation of the Civil Infrastructure Design Technology program at Brighton College. The technician level program is the first accredited at the institution.   

The audit team of lead auditor: Jazmin McLean, A.Sc.T. (SK) and auditors Joy Brown, C.E.T. (NS) and Karl Dean, C.Tech. (BC) noted the program’s unique block delivery approach allows students to singularly focus on the course material at hand and for the institution to hire part time instructors, currently working in industry, to teach in the program. The four-week practicum, guaranteed for all students, provides valuable practical experience and industry exposure. The Portfolio Development course prepares students for their practicum through resume writing, interview training and a design project. 

“We congratulate the Brighton Civil Infrastructure Design program for the tremendous achievement of being nationally accredited”, commented Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “Accreditation demonstrates a significant commitment to delivering a high quality program, which meets the standards of the engineering technology and applied science profession”. 

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

"Brighton College is honoured to have received TAC accreditation for the Civil Infrastructure Design Technology diploma program”, noted Carol Pollock, President of Brighton College. “Brighton College’s Building and Engineering Technology (BET) department began in 2002 and was joined in 2009 by the Civil Infrastructure Design Technology Program.  Since then, more than 7,000 students have graduated from various Brighton programs.  We are indebted to the innovation and hard work of all educators, staff and students who contribute to the success of our programs and we look forward to continuing our commitment to provide high quality, accredited programs for our students.”

Accreditation 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 Dublin Accord under the International Engineering Alliance.

Edward Cheung, M.Sc., Program Coordinator -Building and Engineering
Technology Department, Brighton College holding TAC accreditation certificate