Automotive Technology Earns ASE Reaccreditation

May 12, 2023

The automotive technology program at Central Community College-Hastings has received ASE Training Program reaccreditation by the ASE Education Foundation. CCC’s automotive program has been accredited in automotive service technology.

To achieve reaccreditation, CCC’s automotive technology program underwent rigorous evaluation by the ASE Education Foundation. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment were used.

“This reaccreditation means that CCC is teaching what industry wants,” said Kyle Finecy, automotive technology instructor. “With that, it allows the students to have an advantage in the workplace, and it also gives them experience towards the professional certification of ASE.”

The ASE Education Foundation is a nonprofit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said foundation president Michael Coley. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that CCC’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by CCC, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the workforce.”