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Two Western Illinois University programs recently received accreditation from ATMAE.
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WIU Engineering Technology Programs Receive ATMAE Accreditation

December 22, 2011

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MACOMB – Two Western Illinois University engineering programs have received accreditation from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

The distinction covers the construction management and engineering technology programs within WIU's College of Business and Technology. The accreditation became effective in November and runs through October 2015.

After WIU and engineering administrators applied for accreditation, a self-study of each of the programs was completed by University faculty, staff, students and administrators.

An ATMAE team then visited campus for two days to verify the study's results and conduct interviews. A hearing was then scheduled before the ATMAE Board of Accreditation, where WIU's petition was granted.

"The faculty, students and administration are very pleased and excited about achieving specialty accreditation from the ATMAE," said Clayton Ray Diez, chairman of WIU's Department of Engineering Technology. "None of the programs in the department had ever sought specialty accreditation. It is a credit to the faculty of the department and a feather in their cap that all the hard work invested in the self-study and visit resulted in initial accreditation for four years being granted."

Founded in 1967, ATMAE is recognized as the premier professional association responsible for:
• The promotion of technology in business, industry, education and government;
• The accreditation of technology programs in colleges, universities and technical institutes; and
• The certification of technologists and the recognition of their continued professional development.
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