CCLCS is committed to the provision of quality education and to meeting and exceeding stakeholder requirements. The commitment to quality practices is expressed in the College’s periodic review of its operations and programme offerings as well as capturing stakeholder feedback to ensure continuous improvement. In addition, to the internal review mechanisms, CCLCS has undergone external evaluations by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). Accreditation is a voluntary process and the external review is conducted to assess academic quality, improve the accountability of the institution and to identify opportunities for improvement.
CCLCS gained Provisional Accreditation for programmes leading to the National Diploma in Labour Studies and National Diploma in Co-operative Studies from July 1st, 1998 to June 30th, 1999. The college was granted Registered Institutional Accreditation status on June 10th, 2010 to June 9th, 2013. We then pursued Institutional Accreditation in 2012 and it was accredited for a five (5) year period on November 21st, 2012 to November 20th, 2017. In 2017 the College pursued Continuing Institutional Accreditation Status where we obtained Institutional Accreditation for a further five year period from November 21st2017 to November 20th, 2022.
Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies has signed four articulation agreements, three with international institutions of higher learning. These articulation agreements are in the areas of Labour Studies, Co-operative Management and development, and Social Sciences. Both baccalaureate and postgraduate degrees are covered in the agreements.
In some of the international cases, the articulation agreements have been tested. A number of our students have been accepted to pursue the bachelor’s degree (distance learning primarily) in Labour Studies at the National Labor College of the George Meaney Centre for Labor Studies in Maryland. At the graduate level, another one has been accepted to pursue the Masters degree at the affiliate University of Baltimore. Our students at the undergraduate level are able to complete their bachelor degree in two years. In the area of Co-operative Studies, two of our students have completed postgraduate studies at the university of Leicester, England on the basis of their successful completion of the Associate degree in Co-operative Studies here at the College.
In the case of the University of the West Indies, agreement has already been reached on the articulation of the College’s associate degrees with certain bachelor degree programmes of the university. Specific exemptions have already been agreed to and more are now being identified and will soon be made available. In December 2004, CCLCS and Monroe College, United States of America, signed an articulation agreement which allows students of Cipriani College to gain advanced admission into the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management among others.