“ABET is the gold standard for technical education of all kinds, and ACCE is the industry standard for construction education,” said Nickolas Jovanovic, professor in the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering. “Meeting the accreditation standards for both ABET and ACCE is a testament to the high quality of the UA Little Rock construction management program, its faculty, and its graduates.
“Students, employers, and the general public can be sure that graduates of the UA Little Rock construction management program are as well prepared to become construction professionals as any in the U.S.”
The construction management program is an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree program that builds upon construction methods, engineering techniques, and business courses offered in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology and the College of Business.
ABET, previously known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels. Accreditation criteria focus on what students experience and learn. Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
In the upper right photo, construction work continues for the Windgate Center of Art + Design building. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communication.