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ASC- Forensic Science Technology program granted continued accreditation.

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The Forensic Science Education Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has granted the Alfred State College (ASC) forensic science technology program a second 5-year full accreditation.

FEPAC accredited programs have been rigorously reviewed and found to meet the standards for quality forensic science education. Choosing an accredited program is added assurance that your education will assist you in establishing a career in forensic sciences by meeting the requirements of employers in the laboratory.

Alfred State completed the application process, completed a detailed self-study, hosted two FEPAC site team members for a site visit, and a final report was submitted. At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, WA the entire board of commissioners met to review the final report and awarded continued full accreditation status to ASC.

Director of the Forensic Science Technology program Wayne Bensley credits the tireless work by the faculty and staff of the program since its inception. “By earning another 5-year full accreditation award from FEPAC, Alfred State can say that our forensic science technology program is among the best in the country.  As there are fewer than 30 full accredited undergraduate forensic science programs in the United States, the forensic science technology program at Alfred State has earned the same distinction as many larger universities.”

The mission of the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is to maintain and to enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation and recognition of college-level academic programs. The primary function of the Commission is to develop and to maintain standards and to administer an accreditation program that recognizes and distinguishes high quality undergraduate and graduate forensic science programs.

“I am especially proud of the current students, who participated in the site visit, as well as the alumni of the program, many of whom are employed by crime labs across the country.”

First accredited in 2016, the new accreditation for the program runs through January 2027.

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