Dunwoody College of Technology Receives American Council for Construction Education Accreditation for Construction Project Management Associate Degree Program

The college becomes the first Minnesota with Accreditation

MINNEAPOLIS, August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dunwoody College of Technology, a private, nonprofit institution and pioneer in technical education, today announces that it has received accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) for its Associate of Applied Science degree program. in construction project management. Accreditation highlights the programme’s strong and comprehensive curriculum, as well as a network of industry support partners.

“We are now one of 16 programs in United States with accreditation for our associate degree,” said Scott Stallman, Ph.D., provost at Dunwoody. “We’ve always known we had a high-quality program and this accreditation gives us the stamp of approval to show students and future employers of those students that Dunwoody stands out nationally.”

The accreditation process is vigorous and has required a long and ongoing effort on the part of the College. The process involves an application from Dunwoody, followed by an application period, during which the management team must submit a self-assessment report. After the report, a team of construction education officials from across the country visited the College to verify the accuracy of the report.

The College was successful in this process with the strengths of the program recognized by the visiting committee. Among these strengths, the committee recognized the flexibility of the program and the key partnerships in the Minneapolis-the region’s construction industry, which provides career opportunities and financial support for students. The committee also recognized Dunwoody’s administration and its strategic initiatives to reach underserved and non-traditional students with scholarship and mentorship programs. administration, heather gayDirector of the Construction Project Management Program, was recognized for her effective leadership and strong support to students and faculty.

“This accreditation is so important, not only for our college, but especially for our students,” said heather gay, director of construction management, surveying, civil engineering and business management at Dunwoody. “We are teaching future leaders in the construction industry and this accreditation adds an extra layer of validation to their hard work.”

American Council for Construction Education

ACCE’s mission is to be one of the world’s leading advocates of quality construction education; and to promote, support and accredit quality construction training programs. Benefits of accreditation include:

  • Students: are able to identify programs that offer quality construction education that provides links to college degrees as well as rewarding careers in construction.
  • Education Programs: Access to nationally recognized assessment tools to improve the education process and teaching techniques. Accreditation improves high school recruitment efforts and recognition by educators and counselors.
  • Construction industry: Meeting the need for a highly skilled and educated workforce and ensuring the quality of the educational experience received by new entrants.

“Dunwoody’s construction project management program which has achieved ACCE accreditation is excellent recognition of the curriculum and learning experience the college and faculty have created, as well as the quality of graduates these Dunwoody’s programs prepare for jobs in the construction industry,” said Brad KrusePrincipal Estimator at Mortenson and Member of the Dunwoody Program Advisory Board.

For more information about Dunwoody’s Department of Building Science and Building Technology and the programs that prepare the next generation of actors, visit https://dunwoody.edu/ or follow the College on Facebook, instagram, Twitter and ICT Tac.


Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, nonprofit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided applied and practical technical training to more than 250,000 people, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and creators, a place where the curious and confident learn by doing. Situated in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios and stores that treat students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 46 majors — including engineering, robotics, design, and other STEM-related fields — Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate. More information about Dunwoody can be found at www.dunwoody.edu or by following Dunwoody on Facebook, instagram, Twitter and ICT Tac.

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Isabel M. Bourgeois