Baton Rouge Community College Granted HVACR Accreditation

Officials from Baton Rouge Community College pictured with the HVAC Excellence Accreditation Review Board team members during their onsite visit. Pictured (from left) BRCC Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Sarah Barlow, BRCC HVAC Instructor Michael Aguillard, BRCC Program Manager for Technical Education Jayson Purdy, HVACR Accreditation Team Member Dr. James Crisp, HVACR Accreditation Team Member Lem Palmer, and BRCC Dean of Technical and Adult Education Dr. Brandy Tyson.Officials from Baton Rouge Community College pictured with the HVAC Excellence Accreditation Review Board team members during their onsite visit. Pictured (from left) BRCC Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Sarah Barlow, BRCC HVAC Instructor Michael Aguillard, BRCC Program Manager for Technical Education Jayson Purdy, HVACR Accreditation Team Member Dr. James Crisp, HVACR Accreditation Team Member Lem Palmer, and BRCC Dean of Technical and Adult Education Dr. Brandy Tyson.

Baton Rouge Community College’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) training program has been granted accreditation by the HVAC Excellence Accreditation Review Board.

“We are delighted and proud to be granted accreditation for our HVACR training program,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith. “It is important to have an outside review of the quality of your programs. This achievement is a reflection of the outstanding work of our faculty and shows the value of the educational experience that we offer at BRCC.” 

The programmatic evaluation was conducted by an independent, third-party review of BRCC’S HVACR program, comparing it to established, industry-accepted standards. The standards are designed to ensure that the future workforce receives the quality training required for success in the HVACR industry. 

After completing and receiving an approved self-study, the HVAC Excellence Accreditation Review Board sent a team to conduct an intense, onsite review of BRCC’s program. The onsite team was tasked with validating compliance with all the established standards and the accuracy of the self-study. The onsite team consisted of two members, one who has served as an HVACR instructor, the other as a school administrator. They both represented seasoned professionals that possess the knowledge, training, and experience to successfully evaluate every aspect of an HVACR program. 

“Program accreditation is a great opportunity to obtain a critical review from a third party. It facilitates a chance to reflect on current practices and future goals. I am extremely proud of my HVACR team for their dedication to program excellence,” said BRCC Dean of Technical and Adult Education Dr. Brandy Tyson. 

As a nationally accredited institution, BRCC can assure prospective students and employer partners that the institution’s HVACR program has met or exceeded national standards and has the resources and administrative support to professionally train the workforce. 

Additionally, the accreditation helps enhance student placement and employer satisfaction, and may lead to advanced placement opportunities with major employers in the HVACR industry.

BRCC is currently enrolling students for its second four-week summer session and for fall classes. For more information about BRCC’s HVACR program or to enroll in classes, visit mybrcc.edu. 

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