LEWISTON – Lewis-Clark State College’s automotive mechanics technology program has had its Masters of Automotive Service Technology (MAST) accreditation renewed for five years, college officials said.
MAST accreditation is the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Since 1972, ASE has strived to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. In 1983, the ASE Education Foundation was founded to assess entry-level technical training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. It recommends qualifying secondary and post-secondary programs for accreditation by ASE.
In a letter from the ASE Education Foundation, the LC State Auto Mechanics Technology program, now housed in the brand new Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center, and its faculty were praised for “maintaining your program standards and continuing to meet the standards. industry requirements. The explosion of automotive technology makes your high quality automotive training program more valuable than ever.
To receive the honor, the program must go through the accreditation process every five years.
For more information about the program, visit LC State’s Auto Mechanical Technology webpage.