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Institutional Effectiveness


United Tribes Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Beginning in the spring of 1978, when United Tribes was granted candidacy for accreditation status at the certificate-granting level by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, United Tribes Technical Center has maintained continuous accreditation status.


In 2011, UTTC was granted ten years of continued accreditation for all Associate level degree programs, full authority to offer all degree programs on line, and approval of the institutional change to offer three Baccalaureate degree programs.

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The UTTC Automotive Technology program, working in conjunction with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, qualifies graduates to take the nationally approved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. The Automotive Technology program achieved NATEF certification in the spring of 2013.

The UTTC Nutrition and Foodservice program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Services Professionals, which allows graduates to qualify as Certified Dietary Managers (CDMs). Graduates are also eligible to write the National Restaurant Association ServSafe exam.

The Practical Nursing program at UTTC is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and accredited nationally by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The address for ACEN is: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. ACEN’s phone number is: (404) 975-5000.

The UTTC Elementary Education bachelor of science degree program participated in a site visit for continuous approval in spring 2014. As a result of this visit, the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ND ESPB) granted the program approval for seven years, until 2021 (for more information about UTTC Teacher Education, link to this site: http://ted.uttc.edu).

Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC)

The purpose of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) is to determine institutional effectiveness appropriate to UTTC’s mission statement. The IEC fulfills an advisory, monitoring and coordinating role for accreditation, assessment, and committee function.

Specifically, the Committee will:

  1. Develop and implement a coordinated process for reporting committee recommendations to the President and Administrative Council;
  2. Monitor a coordinated timeline for institutional assessment activities, including program/department reviews;
  3. Develop and oversee implementation of an assessment system for the General Education Institutional Learner Outcomes; and
  4. Monitor institutional compliance with the HLC Standard Pathway accreditation criteria.

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