MCC Automotive Service Program maintains highest level of national accreditation

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 14, 2020 -- The Mesa Community College Automotive Service program maintains its Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation, the highest level of program accreditation the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This accreditation is valid through Feb. 1, 2025.

To achieve this coveted recognition, the college’s automotive service program underwent rigorous evaluation by ASE. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment were evaluated.

A letter from the ASE Education Foundation states, “We commend you and your staff for maintaining your program’s standards, and continuing to meet the industry’s requirements. The explosion in automotive technology makes your high quality automotive training program more valuable than ever.”

MCC Occupational Program Director Steve Skroch said, “We set our standards high by partnering with some of the top automotive makers. Providing real world experiences and challenges gives our students the confidence to demonstrate their skills to future employers. MCC graduates are known for not only the knowledge to diagnose and repair vehicles but also how to communicate effectively with their colleagues and customers.”

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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs online, at its two campuses, the Mesa Downtown Center and additional locations. Through the implementation of Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services, MCC is transforming ways it champions student success; college completion, university transfer and career attainment for all students. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution. The diverse student body includes more than 400 international students representing over 60 countries. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training to empower MCC students to compete locally and globally. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, MCC is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Learn more at

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2020