Accreditation is the process or action of recognizing someone or an institution officially as being able to perform a particular activity or having a particular status. There are different kinds of accreditation: Careers, Institutions, Health area specialization and postgraduate programs. This process may be carried out a respected and a recognized accrediting organization. The emphasis of accreditation is on quality assurance as well as the commitment to continuous enhancement of quality (Martin, 2017). According to National Accreditation Commission (NAC), a degree or an institution which is nor accredited doesn’t mean that their titles are not valid. The regulations specify that all titles and degrees that are offered by any Educational institutions which are recognized by the Ministry of Education Chile are valid as well. On the other hand, the degree accredited degree or institutions are believed to offer quality services which are highly considered in most companies in the society today.
The null hypothesis of accreditation is that, students from accredited institutions are not better that those from non-accredited schools. This is evident when we find that students from accredited schools tend to have less skills as compared to those from non-accredited institutions.
Alternatively, Students from accredited institutions also tend to be more skilled than those from non-accredited school due to the quality of studies they are fed with and provision of enough required facilities, which are mostly supported by the government.
Impact of Accreditation of student’s preparedness
Accreditation has a bearing when it comes to student’s preparedness for the field in various ways. First, accrediting a learning institution makes the students feel that the knowledge and the skills which they are receiving is of high quality. It also raises them confidence and makes them work harder with high hopes of being accepted in various institutions upon their completion. An accredited degree is also important since it shows that the student has completed a superior course which is required in professional preparation. Students with this kind of degree have higher chances of being employed in great institutions (Herzberg,2017).
Accreditation also has other benefits like a student may be employed without having a license. It can enable the student to apply in AAMFT for Clinical Membership through Accelerated Program Track. Studying from accredited school also enables the have an advantage of requesting for State resources or even loans, which in turn enable them to apply for scholarships that are essential in preparing them well for their careers. With all these benefits, you will find that most students work with great hopes of getting the job of their dreams.
Students view on a non-accredited institution
With the College of Human Service program being non-credited, students will think that the curriculum standards from CSHSE will not prepare them properly for their work (Herzberg, 2014). This is because most employers consider students from accredited schools since they believe that they have high-quality skills and knowledge required in pursuing a professional course. Unaccredited schools tend to offer tuition at a lower fee with accelerated degree programs which are harmful to students when it comes to looking for employment since the knowledge they have is very less. To add on this, uncredited school usually have lower standards and policies and are also not easily recognized. This will have a great impact on the students later in life since most employees need to hire individuals from accredited and recognized institutions. In most cases, you will find that students from uncredited institutions tend to be discriminated against those from credited school since they are believed to be less educated or have fewer skills. Attending a non-accredited institution will generally not prepare students well for work since the knowledge and skills offered are of lower quality.
Herzberg, J. (2014). Foundations in human services practice: A generalist perspective on individual, agency, and community. Pearson Higher Ed.
Martin, M. E. (2017). Introduction to human services: Through the eyes of practice settings. Pearson.