CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio Technical College, a premier provider of specialized technical training in a wide variety of transportation fields, has received certification for its automotive training program from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
To achieve ASE certification, OTC’s automotive training program was evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) to meet nationally accepted standards in instruction, facilities and equipment.
In addition, OTC’s automotive program is master certified in Automatic Transmission and Transaxle; Brakes; Electrical; Electronic Systems; Engine Performance; Engine Repair; Heating and Air Conditioning; Manual Drive Train and Axles, and Suspension and Steering.
"We have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program meets strict industry standards and we are delighted to join the ranks of ASE certified training programs," said Bill Woessner, director of automotive, Ohio Technical College. "Students can be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants. This certification gives students added insurance that they will be employable, in-demand technicians upon graduation."
About Ohio Technical College
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, CDL Truck Driver Training, and Power Generator Systems. Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio. For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit ohiotechnicalcollege.com and psi-now.com.
NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels. For more information, visit www.natef.org.