Vision, Mission, Purpose and Eligibility

The Vision of the Textile and Apparel Program Accreditation Commission (TAPAC) is to provide baccalaureate programs in textiles and apparel and allied areas with a means to identify excellence in programs and learning outcomes, thereby assisting programs in strategic planning and execution of program goals. 

The Mission of TAPAC is to provide quality assessment and quality enhancement of programs in textiles and apparel and allied areas at the baccalaureate level.

The Purpose of TAPAC is to serve as the accrediting body for programs in textiles and apparel and allied areas at the baccalaureate level. The Commission establishes standards for the recognition of programs. It reviews program characteristics and performance against these established standards.

Baccalaureate programs Eligible for TAPAC accreditation consideration include Textiles and Apparel programs as well as programs in Allied Areas.  The Commission recognizes that a single program name does not accommodate all configurations of relevant curricula.  Textiles and Apparel programs or programs in Allied Areas that have content areas compatible with the TAPAC academic standards may be eligible for TAPAC accreditation.