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April 18, 2013

Automobile technician-training program receives recertification from NATEF�


Cowley College’s automobile technician-training program recently received recertification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) after an on-site evaluation.

The areas the program received recertification in are, engine performance, engine repair, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and automatic transmissions and transaxles.

To achieve this coveted Master Accreditation recognition the school’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.

“We knew our automotive technology program met industry standards though it is always great to have an outside accrediting body confirm it,” vice president of academic affairs Slade Griffiths said. “I sincerely appreciate the faculty efforts to make this a great program.”

As a result of the quality education provided by Cowley College, the motoring public will benefit due to better repair technicians joining the work force.

“We commend you and your staff for maintaining your program’s standards, and continuing to meet the industry’s requirements,” NATEF president, Patricia Serratore said in a letter to the college.

NATEF was founded to develop, encourage, and improve automotive technician education. NATEF examines the structure and resources of training programs and evaluates them against nationally accepted standards of quality. NATEF's precise national standards reflect the skills that students must master. The NATEF evaluation process ensures that accredited training programs meet or exceed industry-recognized, uniform standards of excellence.