Council on Occupational Education (COE)

Emily Griffith Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

The Council on Occupational Education, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers quality assurance services to postsecondary workforce education providers across the nation. Organized as a non-profit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and technical education. Services offered include institutional accreditation (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education), program quality reviews of states and workforce education providers, and informational services. For more information, please visit

Accreditation through the Council on Occupational Education provides assurances to faculty and staff, and our external business and industry partners, of rigorous instructional practice, access to high quality classrooms, shops, and labs, and a commitment to strong completion and placement rates. Accreditation is at the program level for Gainful Employment programs. Avocational progams/courses are neither accredited by the Council, nor qualify students to receive Title IV financial aid (such as stand-alone ESL programs). 
Our partnership with the Council on Occupational Education enables us to maintain the highest standards of instruction and processes to best serve our students and our industry partners who hire our students.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Emily Griffith Technical College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved. The monitoring of certificate, diploma, and degree offerings is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.

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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Accreditation

The Emily Griffith Technical College Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE)

Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an education institution that maintains quality and compliance with the ASHP/ACPE standards. ASHP/ACPE standards, regulations, the list of accredited programs, how to start a program, and preparing for accreditation are all available on the ASHP website. For any additional questions regarding ASHP/ACPE accreditation of pharmacy technician education and training programs, email

Additional accreditations as specified:

  • Apprenticeship and Related Instruction - Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology - Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Automotive Technician - Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Bakery and Commercial Baking - Retail Bakers of America
  • Barber/Styling, Cosmetology - Colorado State Board of Barbers/Cosmetologists
  • Home Health Aide - State Board of Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant - State Board of Nursing
  • Practical Nursing - State Board of Nursing
  • Real Estate - State Real Estate Commission and Board of Appraisers


Upcoming Related Events

Monday, May 13, 2019
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 9:00am
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Registration Opens May 15
Time: 8:00am
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2019!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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