Trade School Accreditation

Trade School Accreditation

Trade school is an institution where students are prepared for specific occupations such as electronics, aircraft maintenance, fashion design, and automotive technology. You can choose to study any field you want. It regularly takes two years to complete.

Trade and vocational schools' accreditation is important, because it serves to guarantee that these institutions provide acceptable levels of teaching quality. This is important because there have existed some bad school operators in the past who have offered false promises, unqualified instructors, and poor school facilities.

Luckily, some authorities and government agencies have taken measures against these institutions, and put most of them out of business. However, there are still some unscrupulous institutions; so, you must make research about any trade or vocational school. Check if the school is accredited. There are accreditations agencies (regional accrediting agencies and national agencies) that are recognized by The US Department of Education.

There are two types of educational accreditation, the first one is institutional and the second one is programmatic or specialized:
  • Institutional accreditation: This type of accreditation applies to the entire institution.

  • Specialized or Programmatic accreditation: This type of accreditation applies to parts of an institution such as schools, departments, or programs.