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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

What Is a QEP?

A-B Tech Community College is accredited through SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges). Each institution seeking reaffirmation of accreditation through SACSCOC is required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which is a campus-wide project that addresses a specific topic related to enhancing student learning. General information about QEP requirements can be found at


What Is A-B Tech's QEP?

A-B Tech's QEP, which began in 2013, is called Student Online Success. The focus of Student Online Success is to improve readiness of students entering 100 percent online classes. During New Student Orientation, students are required to complete SmarterMeasure, a web-based assessment that measures students' readiness for participating in online classes. Based on a student's SmarterMeasure scores, they will be assigned to one of three interventions that are designed to improve a combination of technical and soft skills necessary to be successful in 100 percent online classes.

Links and Resources (for Students)

Full QEP Report (for Faculty/Staff)



For additional information about A-B Tech's QEP, email or call (828) 398-7290.