DATE:  October 12, 2017

Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527 


Vero Beach, FL – October 12, 2017 – The Technical Center for Career and Adult Education (TCCAE) received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.  This recognition was given to the TCCAE based on their high-quality programs and their ability to continue to meet the Commission’s Standards and Conditions for Accreditation.  Please see the attached notice from the Council on Occupational Education for more information.


council on occupational education

October 11, 2017 

Ms. Christi Shields, Principal 
Technical Center for Career and Adult Education (#312000) 
1426 19th Street 
Vero Beach, FL 32960


Dear Ms. Shields: 

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education met on September 16-18, 2017, to take action on accreditation matters. At this meeting, the Commission reviewed your Self-Study Report, Team Report, Institutional Response Report, and other supporting documents for reaffirmation of accreditation.

We are pleased to inform you that the formal action of the Commission was to continue the accreditation of Technical Center for Career and Adult Education, 1426 19th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 and its extension located at 4680 28th Court, Vero Beach, FL 32960. 

The Commission scheduled reaffirmation to occur four years from your institution’s last scheduled reaffirmation and approved your institution to host a visiting team in 2020 (Handbook of Accreditation: 2017 Edition, Section III, B., 3. Reaffirmation of Accreditation, page 10).

Reaffirmation denotes that an institution has maintained quality programs, again undergone an extensive self-study and team review process, and has continued to meet the Commission’s Standards and Conditions for Accreditation. Accreditation is granted annually with subsequent reaffirmation scheduled for two to six years. Each institution must substantiate its accreditation each year through an annual report which reflects the current status of the institution.

The Commission’s review of your institution’s compliance with the standards and criteria included a review of your institution’s performance with respect to student achievement. A separate report regarding the assessment of this achievement is included with this Commission action letter. It provides you with basic information about student achievement and suggestions for improvement of programs that may fail to meet student achievement benchmarks. Please keep this assessment report as part of your institution’s accreditation file.

The members of the Council on Occupational Education extend to you, your faculty, and your staff its congratulations on having maintained the status of a COE-accredited occupational education institution.

The effective date of this decision is September 18, 2017

Please be assured that the Commission stands ready to assist you and your institution in your efforts to improve occupational education. Do not hesitate to call on us, if we can be of service.



 Gary Puckett, Executive Director 
 Commission of the Council on Occupational Education