Upon completing an extensive self-examination and hosting a site visit by an ACCGC accreditation expert, the Graphic Arts Production Management program at the New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York, was awarded continued national accreditation. This program is among ten associate and baccalaureate level, graphic communications related programs nationwide to have received this distinction.
A formal presentation was made and a recognition plaque was given to Professor Mary Ann Biehl, Department Chairperson, New York City College of Technology during the October 7, 2012 annual ACCGC Board of Directors meeting held in Chicago during Graph Expo 2012. Professor Mary Ann Biehl stated, “The ACCGC accrediting process helped us identify our pro-gram’s strengths as well as areas needing improvement. It is wonderful being part of a community that is preparing the future leaders of our industry.” The accreditation period was retroactive to September 1, 2012 and continues through August 31, 2016.
The accrediting agency, Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc. (ACCGC), awarded the academic accreditation. The ACCGC is an independent body professionally supported by leaders in the collegiate educational area and by the management personnel in the graphic communications industry.