The School of Continuing Education Receives Renewal of Accreditation

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The School of Continuing Education (SCE) at the American University in Cairo received reaccreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  

IACET is the premier accrediting organization for continuing education and training and this is SCE’s third accreditation with the organization.  SCE was first accredited by IACET in 2010, with each accreditation period lasting five years. 

IACET accreditation requires a thorough and rigorous review of all programs, course offerings, instruction, staffing, internal processes and quality control.  SCE undertook a thorough, multi-month internal review process, followed by a review of all relevant documents by a group of IACET experts and then a site visit by IACET.  The successful reaccreditation process reflects SCE’s commitment to quality education and also allows SCE to continue to offer courses with Continuing Education Units, the standard unit of measurement of individual participation in all non-credit continuing education programs offered by SCE. 

“I am delighted to see that the School of Continuing Education’s excellent work has been recognized by this global organization,” said AUC Provost Ehab Abdel Rahman. “The School plays a crucial role in serving Egyptian society and as this reaccreditation highlights, it never compromises on the quality of education.”

SCE Dean James Ketterer noted, “all of us at SCE are pleased and honored to have our work recognized by IACET as delivering substance and quality at a level that meets global standards.  Our staff and SCE faculty strive every day to support our students and offer world-class teaching and programs.”

The School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo was established in 1924 and offers a wide variety of courses, certificates and diplomas to learners of all ages.  Programs of study and courses include languages, translation, career development, enrichment and lifelong learning. It serves over 25,000 learners each year.

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 and is major contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab Region. It is a vital bridge between East and West, linking Egypt and the region to the world through scholarly research, partnerships with academic and research institutions, and study abroad programs. An independent, nonprofit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal opportunity institution, AUC is fully accredited in Egypt and the United States.