College for the Building Arts suffers accreditation setback

Image by American College of the Building Arts A photo from the college's iron smelting demonstration on February 4.

Training blacksmiths, timber framers, carpenters, plasterers, masons, stone carvers and more, The American College for the Building Arts has long been seeking national accreditation to bolster their program and ease financing for students.

However those efforts were set back late last year when the U.S. Department of Education froze one path to accreditation.

The Post and Courier has the rundown on the situation and the school's hopes to go down another path; read about it here.

In related news, the college is holding a "Master of the Building Arts Festival" on March 19.

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