ATLANTA (June 13, 2019) – Atlanta Technical College’s (ATC) Automotive Technology program recently received Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Training Program accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation in both Maintenance and Light Repair.
“We take pride in each program we offer our students, but it is always special when one of them receives national recognition,” said Dr. Victoria Seals, President. “I want to congratulate our Automotive Technology team for providing the highest level of instruction so our students can obtain thriving careers after graduation. We are grateful for this distinction and look forward to continuing to transform lives through our world class automotive programs.”
To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the ASE Education Foundation. ATC’s program was evaluated using nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment.
“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Patricia Serratore, ASE Education Foundation President. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Atlanta Technical College’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education they provide, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”
Upon completion of the evaluation, ATC became accredited by the ASE Education Foundation. The ASE Education Foundation is a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.
Dr. Ian Toppin, Dean of ATC’s Industrial and Transportation Technologies, added, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with the ASE Education Foundation 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.”
For more information on the ASE Education Foundation, please visit: https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/.
For more information on ATC, please visit: https://www.atlantatech.edu/.
Atlanta Technical College is a vibrant part of the Technical College System of Georgia and was named its College of the Year in 2012. Prior to that, the college was selected as America’s Best Community College by Washington Monthly magazine. Most recently, Atlanta Technical College has been ranked one of the best in the nation for online courses and programs. In 2017, Atlanta Technical College celebrated 50 years of serving the City of Atlanta along with Fulton and Clayton Counties. For more information on Atlanta Technical College and its 150 programs, visit www.atlantatech.edu.