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Date: November 9, 2017
Contact: Brit Milazzo

Automotive Tech Program Cleared Through Halfway Mark of Four-Year Accreditation

The Automotive Technology program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is about halfway through an accreditation that sets the program apart from the rest. Last month, the program was given the thumbs up after a midway evaluation.

In two more years, the program is due for reaccreditation through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, which aims to improve program standards in secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Instructor Mike Sipe said the program was first accredited through NATEF in 2015, however a checkup is conducted during the halfway mark to make sure instructors are keeping up with training, curriculum and more. The Occupational Advisory Committee revaluated the program in October. That included a self-study on curriculum, safety and instruction that was then presented to NATEF.

“It shows people in the community we have certain standards we have to meet to provide the best,” Sipe said.

The program also has its state Inspection and Emission License; and MACS 609 A/C; Student ASE; and Valvoline Motor Oil certifications.

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