American Council for Construction Education

The School of Construction (SoC) offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology (BCT) with direct application to industry:

Construction Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ETAC-ABET) www.abet.org.  The Construction Engineering Technology program is also accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) www.acce-hq.org, making it dually accredited.

The Construction Engineering Technology Program is also available online; please see Southern Miss Online.

Location: Bobby Chain Technology Building Room 242
Office Phone: (601) 266-4895

 

 

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What is ACCE?
Since 1974, the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) has been a leading global advocate of quality construction education that promotes, supports, and accredits quality construction education programs. The primary goal is promotion and continued improvement of postsecondary construction education: specifically, ACCE accredits construction education programs in colleges and universities that request its evaluation and meet its rigorous standards and criteria. ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction science, construction management and construction technology. ACCE is also the accrediting agency for two-year associate-degree programs of a like nature. ACCE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Benefits of ACCE to Owners and Users:
ACCE serves the interests of owners and users of constructed facilities and the public at large by raising the professional caliber of constructors and the quality of the construction for which they assume responsibility.

Benefits of ACCE to Students:
ACCE serves the interest of potential students by helping them identify institutions and programs that offer quality education in of construction. Students graduating from ACCE accredited programs are better prepared to enter the construction industry.

Benefits of ACCE to the Industry:
ACCE accreditation enables employers to identify quality employees, who by education, have the demonstrated ability to make lasting contributions to their organization and their profession.

Benefits of ACCE to Faculty:
Through ACCE involvement, faculty haveopportunities for developing leadership development, networking with peers, and keeping current with trends in construction.