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October 01, 2013
Gwinnett Tech Cardiovascular Technology Program Gains Initial Accreditation
Gwinnett Technical College has achieved an important milestone in its Cardiovascular Technology program, earning its initial accreditation with the largest accrediting organization in the health sciences field.
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs announced Sept. 20 that it was awarding Gwinnett Tech's Cardiovascular Technology associate degree program with initial accreditation. GTC launched the program only a year and a half ago, accepting its first students in Spring Semester 2012.
It's a point of pride for Program Director Kristen Buoy. "We are ecstatic that the program has joined the ranks of other accredited programs in the college," Buoy said. "From inception, we have worked to develop a top-notch program. Our primary goal has been to provide the best training and education for our students in the community."
She said to achieve the goal, faculty and staff have drawn from the Technical College System of Georgia curriculum, JRC-CVT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology) standards and used the program's advisory committee input.
This milestone means the program has been reviewed by an outside source and that it is in line with nationally recognized standards of the profession. Accreditation status lasts until Sept. 30, 2018, at which time the college will submit an update for renewal.
The program graduated its first class of students in July 2013. There are currently 25 students enrolled in the program which is part of Gwinnett Tech's Imaging Sciences offerings.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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