The college was first authorized by the State of Illinois to grant an Associate in Technology degree in 1973. The first accreditation held by the college was granted by the Engineers̠ Council for Professional Development (ECPD) in 1976. In 1980 ECPD changed its name to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET currently accredits our program. The Design and Drafting CAD concentration is also accredited at the design/drafter level by the American Drafting and Design Association (ADDA), its highest level.