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UA - Pulaski Tech diesel technician program receives national accreditation

UA - Pulaski Tech diesel technician program receives national accreditation

November 29, 2023

The diesel technology program at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College has received ASE Program accreditation by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. UA – Pulaski Tech’s medium/heavy duty truck technician program meets the strict industry standards required for accreditation in Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair.

To achieve this coveted recognition, the college’s 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 students who aspire to take advantage of the lucrative employment opportunities available in the transportation job sector,” said Michael Coley, ASE Education Foundation President. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that UA – Pulaski Tech’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by UA-PTC, the community will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”

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.

Dr. Angela Kremers, UA-PTC dean of technical and professional studies, added, “We are extremely proud of this milestone for the Diesel Technology Program. The accreditation status is a culmination of support and guidance from valued industry partners and the Office of Skills Development. We are excited about the opportunities this will provide for students and workforce needs. Students and employers can be assured of a high-quality education that provides career-ready applicants.”

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