What is American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)?

Established in 1974, the council provides accreditation for masters’, bachelors’, and associate-level programs that offer degrees in construction, construction management, construction science and construction technology. 

ACCE was founded with Standards and Criteria that: “Construction education should emphasize three areas of student development:

  1. Attainment of specialized knowledge in the field of construction,
  2. Attainment of a well balanced education to assure students are provided opportunity for life long learning.
  3. Attainment of a sense of professionalism and leadership to serve both the construction industry and society.” 

What is the other ACCE?

American Council for Construction Education isn’t the only career training to use the “ACCE” moniker.  The original ACCE, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, serves more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, 1,300 chambers of commerce and hundreds of other businesses and organizations, like convention and visitors bureaus and economic development organizations.

Chamber professionals hold positions requiring leadership, vision and exemplary management skills. ACCE helps chambers of commerce and the people who manage them make a difference in the communities they serve.

The Chamber of Commerce ACCE was actually established in 1914, sixty years before Council of Construction officially formed.

The “original” ACCE offers resources, industry information and data, professional development opportunities, peer connectivity and best practice sharing through their annual convention and topical conferences, award-winning magazine, online education, peer networking and other activities.