The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation has granted re-accreditation to the automotive service technology program at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.
ATU-Ozark’s automotive service technology program was re-accredited for master automobile service technology, the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the National Institute for ASE.
“Having the ASE accreditation is excellent for the automotive service technology program,” said Bobby Sewell, ATU-Ozark faculty member and program chair for automotive service technology. “It gives the students an advantage in the industry ahead of ‘off-the-street’ new employees, which is accomplished by entry-level ASE certifications. This certification solidifies the fact that ATU-Ozark has a great program. We are proud that we have passed our ASE accreditation process. We work hard to teach our students in a changing technological field.”
ATU-Ozark operates a live shop where students perform tasks on real automobiles owned by community members. Students are trained to analyze and repair automotive brake systems, chassis, steering and mechanical gasoline engine problems through the proper use of automotive tools and electronic components.
The ASE Education Foundation assesses a program’s structure, processes, resources, materials and mission during its accreditation review and give its seal of approval to programs that meet industry instructional standards.
“Meeting the requirements for master automobile service technology accreditation is quite an accomplishment for our instructors and the ATU-Ozark Campus automotive service technology program,” said Dr. Sheila Jacobs, ATU-Ozark chief academic officer. “This re-accreditation status is indicative of the commitment ATU-Ozark has to service excellence. We are proud to provide this level of education to the students we prepare for the workforce.”
Learn more about the ATU-Ozark automotive service technology program at www.atu.edu/ozark.