The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology’s Computing Accreditation Commission accredited the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Information Technology bachelor’s program for both online and ASU Polytechnic campus.
The Fulton Schools’ Information Technology program teaches students skills in networking, security and information management.
The program’s accreditation is retroactive to October 2016 — graduates since that date are considered to have graduated from an accredited program.
ABET-accredited programs must demonstrate that graduates have met the quality standards of their related profession through a solid educational foundation that addresses current and future industry needs.
Students who are enrolled in ABET-accredited programs quality students for many federal student loans, grants and scholarships otherwise unavailable to students. Licenses, registration and certifications that require accredited program completion as a minimum qualification also open up.
Upon graduation, students in ABET-accredited programs gain more employment opportunities from the U.S. government and multinational corporations that require graduation from accredited programs.