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Dec. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Emma Frazier
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2726
efrazier@mccneb.edu
 
MCC Automotive Program Receives National Accreditation
 
The Metropolitan Community College automotive program has been accredited for Master Automobile Service Technology – the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
 
To achieve this coveted recognition, the College’s automotive training 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 is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Michael Coley, ASE Education Foundation President. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that MCC graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by MCC, the public will benefit because better repair technicians will join the work force.”
 
Upon completion of the evaluation, MCC continues to be 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.
 
Tom McDonnell, vice president for academic affairs at MCC added, “The College has made such a strong commitment to the automotive trades with the new Automotive Training Center at the South Omaha Campus. We’ve hired additional faculty and added new facets to both the automotive technology and automotive collision technology programs. It is gratifying to see that ASE recognizes the hard work everyone has done.”
 
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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.