Trinity Technical College



"The intellectual knowledge of eternal things pertains to wisdom; the rational knowledge of temporal things, to science." - St. Augustine

Education is the way to a Gentleman; However, it is conversation that completes him." - Jamison

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Trinity Tech offers a wide range of degree programs for Associate, Bachelor, and Master degree levels. Select the degree that most interests you to learn more about the associated majors.



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Accreditation in the United States

This might come as a surprise to most students but the United States has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over postsecondary educational institutions in this country. The States assume varying degrees of control over education, but, in general, institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy. *

In order to insure a basic level of quality, the practice of accreditation arose in the United States as a means of conducting non-governmental, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs. Private educational associations of regional or national scope have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality.*

Some Functions of Accreditation:

1. Verifying that an institution or program meets established standards.
2. Assisting prospective students in identifying acceptable institutions.
3. Assisting institutions in determining the acceptability of transfer credits.
4. Protecting an institution against harmful internal and external pressure.
5. Establishing criteria for professional certification and licensure and for upgrading courses offering such preparation. *

A 1978 survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found the top personnel officers at 81 large corporations indicated they felt that a non-traditional degree was just as useful as one from a traditional school with a "strong reputation."  As the report said, these findings "run counter to some popular beliefs."  Source:  Sosdian, Carol P. and Laurie M. Sharp, The External Degree as Credential:  Graduate's Experience in Employment and Further Study, Washington D.C., U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1978.

* Excerpts from the United States Department of Education, Office of Post Secondary Education website.

For information regarding our accreditation standards and practices please visit NDLAC.

Trinity Technical College is currently not accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. Students who wish to transfer credits to an accredited institution should consult that institution and or agency for acceptance criteria.

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