Land & Energy Management program earns AAPL accreditation

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Marietta College’s Land & Energy Management program, which became a major in 2014, recently received a five-year accreditation from the American Association of Professional Landmen.

“Receiving full accreditation from AAPL validates the growing and improved program Marietta offers in that the national professional organization has reviewed and approved our overall program and curriculum, and believes that it is a quality program that is meeting industry standards,” said Tina Thomas, Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Land & Energy Management.

Marietta received provisional accreditation in March 2016, and it was set to expire in March 2018. The provisional accreditation came with recommendations from the AAPL, and Thomas and other faculty worked to exceed those recommendations.

“As one of only 13 colleges and universities with AAPL accreditation, a benefit to students graduating from Marietta’s accredited program is that they earn three years toward the five-year experience requirement needed to apply for professional certification as a registered professional,” Thomas said. “They also are eligible for industry scholarships and awards.”

Marietta has granted 19 degrees in the Land & Energy Management program, and there are 31 students in the program this semester. The new accreditation is good until December 31, 2022.