The Automotive Technology program at Johnson College has received reaccreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Johnson College’s automotive program has been reaccredited in the following areas: Engine Repair; Automatic Transmission/Transaxle; Manual Transmission and Drive Axles; Suspension and Steering; Brakes; Electrical/Electronic Systems; Heating and Air Conditioning; Engine Performance.
To achieve this renewed recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.
“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Johnson College’s graduates will be employable as entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by Johnson College, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.” Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that Johnson College be reaccredited 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.
Mark Kozemko, Automotive Technology Instructor at Johnson College added, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would continue to meet strict industry standards, and now we are excited to remain among 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.”
Johnson College’s Automotive Technology program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that prepares students as entry-level technicians in the automobile and diesel industries. Graduates can work for employers in the career fields of automotive, truck, farm and earthmoving equipment dealerships; truck, power generation and construction companies; automotive service centers; engine repair/machine shops; automotive equipment distributors; independent service garages; automotive parts manufacturers; sales representation; as well as auto insurance companies. Graduates may work with brake systems, transmissions, alignments and repairs; be representatives in claim, sales and service, or become truck/fleet maintenance technicians.
To learn more about the Automotive Technology program, check out the program webpage.