GWINNETT– NORTH FULTON – Gwinnett Technical College’s Automotive Program recently received the results of its on-site evaluation and learned that the program has been recertified through September 2020. The renewal of the program’s accreditation through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) also included self-review of the curriculum taught, equipment and employability.
“The renewal of this program’s accreditation is a strong testament to the quality of the education Gwinnett Tech students receive in this area,” said Dean of Automotive, Construction and Trades Gail Edwards. “Completing a NATEF certified program means that students are better prepared to pass the ASE tests, which are nationally recognized for their demanding level of required skills. That certification means graduates are more employable and are better equipped to find rewarding careers in the industry.”
Gwinnett Technical College’s program met the criteria for the Automobile Service Technology level of accreditation. The NATEF model is made up of three levels of accreditation: Maintenance and Light Repair, Auto Service Technology and Master Auto Service Technology. The differences at each level are reflected in the number of tasks, number of instructional hours and the instructor qualifications.
Students at Gwinnett Technical College can enroll in the Automotive Program for an associate of applied science degree, diploma or certificate. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory, the practical application necessary for successful employment and general education courses. After graduation, students are prepared to pursue careers as service technicians, service writers, service managers, manufacturer’s representatives or parts managers.
For more information on admissions and enrollment at Gwinnett Technical College visit http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/ or call 678-226-6616.
Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information about the college, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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October 5, 2015