Automotive Department Receives Accreditation 2015
The automotive training program at Mesa Community College has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
MCC’s automotive program has been accredited for Master Certification, the highest level NATEF offers.
To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF.
Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were evaluated.
Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair said:
"This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Mesa Community College’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by MCC, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”
Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that MCC 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.
Bob Bonura, chair of MCC’s Applied Sciences and Technology Program, said,
“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.”