Placement Rate Methodology
The following information will assist you in understanding Orleans Technical College’s placement rate methodology. Orleans Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC’s formula for calculating the placement rate is:
Graduates – Employed in Field divided by Graduates – Available for Employment
Graduates – Employed in Field: The number of graduates employed in jobs for which the program trained them. NOTE: Graduates classified as employed must be supported by documentation showing position obtained, date employed, employer, and employer contact person, address, and phone.
Graduates – Available for Employment: This number removes graduates from the placement rate who fall into one of the following categories:
- active military service deployment;
- the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment;
- international students who have returned to their country of origin; and/or
- individuals who continue on with education in an accredited institution of higher education on at least a half-time basis.
Orleans Technical College maintains documentation supporting the above named categories. The total number of exclusions per Gainful Employment program was fewer than 10 and therefore cannot be disclosed.