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HAGER HILL - The Diesel Technology Program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) was recently recertified through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

BSCTC’s Diesel Technology Program has been certified since 1995 and was the first in the State to acquire this recognition. The Program is accredited in the following areas: brakes, diesel engines, electrical/electronic systems, gasoline engines, HVAC systems, power trains, preventive maintenance, and steering and suspension.

To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s diesel training program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF. 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 Donald Seyfer, NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that BSCTC’s graduates will be employable. As a result of the quality education provided by BSCTC, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.” Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that BSCTC be re-accredited by the ASE. ASE is a national non-profit organization which tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to accrediting automotive training programs.

Gilbert K. Adams and Terry Sanson direct the Diesel Technology Program on the BSCTC Hager Hill Campus. Both instructors hold the Master’s Medium/Heavy Truck Certification.

Instructor, Gilbert Adams added, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program met strict industry standards. We are delighted to be part of the ASE accredited training programs. Students are assured a quality education and owners are guaranteed quality job applicants.”

For more information about the Diesel Technology Program at BSCTC, contact Gilbert K. Adams or Terry Sanson at (606) 886-3863, extensions 82931 or 82932 or e-mail kyle.adams@kctcs.edu or terry.sanson@kctcs.edu.

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