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WCTC Automotive programs earn accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, March 4, 2024) – Waukesha County Technical College’s Automotive Technology-General option and Automotive Technology-GM-ASEP option recently earned accreditation and reaccreditation, respectively, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) through February 2029.

The programs achieved the ASE Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation, which is the most robust accreditation a program can receive. This translates to a higher quality of education for WCTC students that aligns with ASE standards. Additionally, the Automotive Maintenance Technician and GM Service Technician technical diplomas are also included as part of the accreditation and reaccreditation.

The accreditation is an in-depth, five-step process that consists of two site visits -- an initial on-site evaluation by advisory board members and a second from the ASE evaluation team. It also involves a formal application and gathering of evidence to show the program is meeting rigorous ASE standards. Additionally, all instructors in WCTC’s Automotive programs meet master-level technician credentials.

“This accreditation has been a long-term goal of our Automotive programs and is a feather in our instructors’ caps for their expertise to ensure our students are getting the highest level of training and certification,” said Mark Rzeznik, WCTC associate dean of Graphics, Construction and Transportation. “Now that we have achieved this level of excellence, it ensures the team continues to move the programs forward with evolving technologies and curriculum – including updated curriculum in electric vehicle technology – helping our graduates meet the needs of industry and the community.”

For more than 50 years, ASE has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing certifying automotive professionals. 

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