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State Tech Automotive Technology Program receives Master Accreditation

The Automotive Technology program at State Technical College of Missouri has again achieved Master Accreditation with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). This is the highest level of accreditation available.

To achieve this coveted recognition, State Tech’s Automotive Technology program underwent rigorous evaluation by the NATEF. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used. Furthermore, all program instructors are ASE certified in the areas they teach and receive at least 24 hours of industry update training each year.   

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that State Tech’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians.”

Automotive Technology chair and instructor Jim Brandon agrees: “Students benefit because they are receiving quality instruction which gives them the skills necessary to obtain and keep employment in the automotive industry.”

Brandon along with other instructors in the department work together to ensure the accreditation is sustained. “Our instructors work together to maintain industry standards and State Tech’s administration ensures our program has access to the latest equipment. It’s a joint effort that truly prepares our graduates for success.”

State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s only state technical college. Hands-on technical courses balanced with a strong foundation in communication, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking prepare graduates for profitable employment and a life of learning.

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