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ECTC receives highest level NATEF reaccreditation

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Automotive Program Receives National Reaccreditation

The automotive technology program at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has received reaccreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ECTC’s automotive program has been accredited since 1984 and is reevaluated every five years. It has been accredited as a Master Automotive Service Technology program, the highest level of accreditation awarded by NATEF.

To achieve this coveted recognition, the college’s automotive technology program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The college’s program meets nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as practices, procedures, facilities, training aids, scanners, vehicles, professional development, and administration support.

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” says Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that ECTC’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by ECTC, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”

Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that ECTC be accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE is a national non-profit organization which tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to accrediting automotive training programs.

Jerry Clemons, automotive program coordinator, adds, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and now we are delighted to join the ranks of the ASE accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”

“We are very fortunate to have excellent support from the college. Our program just continues to improve each year as we add training aids and high-tech tools that are needed to repair the cars and trucks on the road today.”

Mary Jo King Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

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