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Discussion in 'Training' started by DL, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

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  2. I think all of the schools in PA are.
     

  3. www.secondcreation.com is in Kansas and Missouri
     
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    "Accreditation" is a wildly misused term. Like PhD, it implies educationally accredited. Several schools claiming to be "accredited" simply pay a fee to get their name on that accreditor's list. I know of none that are inspected to insure complaince or tested to insure that any standards are met. If someone has other information, I'd appreciate being corrected.
     
  5. MTI

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    George you are right and wrong. True that "accredited" may not be the correct term to use. To be accredited in the state of Missouri we would have to offer degree program that included mathematics, humanities, etc. All of the things that a four year University offers. "Certified" is more appropriate to taxidermy schools.

    That is not to say that we can just pay and be on someones list. I can not speak for other schools in other states. But here in Missouri, we are required to undergo very strict, lengthy, annual recertification process. Our facilities, curriculum, and staff qualifications must be updated, submitted, and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, each year. We do not advertise as being "accredited". We are a "propriertory" (trade) school recognized and "certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education".

    We also undergo invasive on-site inspections. A team of education officials travel from the capital, and spend two days going through every aspect of our school. From interviewing present and former students, and staff, to checking records and curriculum, to making sure that we have enough antlers, fleshers, cordless drills, blowdryers, fire exinguishers, etc. We have a very high level of standards that we are required to meet.

    Chip Stamper
    Missouri Taxidermy Institute
    www.taxidermy-schools.com
     
  6. MTI

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    DL,

    We are approved for many states. Where are you from?

    Thanks,
    Chip Stamper
    Missouri Taxidermy Institute
     
  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Thank you Chris. I'm glad to hear that the phrase isn't hollow in every case and I get your anxiety about an "invasive" inspection. I always hated it in the military when I heard those dreaded words, "We're here to help you." Almost as bad as "The check's in the mail", isn't it? LOL
     
  8. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

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  9. timberliner

    timberliner New Member

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  10. MTI

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    DL,
    Give us a call Monday. Carrie, will be in the office. She deals with this all the time. She will be able to answer questions for you.
    Thanks,
    Chip

    Missouri Taxidermy Institute
    573-346-6871
     
  11. capeman

    capeman New Member

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