Accreditations And Memberships
Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process that may be applied to the university as a whole, or to select programs, groups of programs, or departments within it. Beyond accreditation, the university seeks relevant approvals, licenses, memberships and certifications related to its program offerings and out-of-state operations.
Florida Institute of Technology has been approved by the Office of Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
The university is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board and the American Society for Engineering Education.
A list of Florida Tech's accreditations, approvals, licenses, memberships and certifications follows:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges
Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The commission requests they are contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.
Aviation Programs Accreditation
The aeronautical science and aviation management programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) until 2022.
Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Accreditation
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
The graduate programs in applied behavior analysis are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Business Programs Accreditation and Membership(s)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Bisk College of Business is a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, which the organization describes as “a network of business educators, business, nonprofit, and public-sector organizations dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practices that accelerate innovation in business education.” Membership in AACSB is the first step toward pursuing accreditation; it does not indicate endorsement or accreditation by AACSB.
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs
The master of business administration-project management degree program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Southeast U.S. Higher Education Consortium for International Business
Bisk College of Business is a member of the Southeast U.S. Higher Education Consortium for International Business, a partnership between colleges and universities in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina that shares information, faculty development, teaching material preparation, and proposal and grant writing.
Engineering and Computer Science Programs Accreditation
The undergraduate aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering and software engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The undergraduate computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Psychology Programs Accreditation
Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association
Florida Tech's Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-4212; 202-336-5979).
Flight Training Programs Approvals
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved FIT Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Tech, to offer Part 141 flight training.
Chemistry Programs Certification and Membership(s)
The undergraduate program in chemistry is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students may obtain ACS-certified degrees by following a prescribed curriculum.
The chemistry faculty at Florida Tech is a member of the Council for Chemical Research.