Harrison, MI November 22, 2016 – The automotive training program at Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) in Harrison, Michigan has recently received reaccreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.

MMCC’s automotive program has been accredited in the following areas: ASE Master Certification (Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Manual Drivetrain and Axle, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance). To achieve this coveted recognition, MMCC’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the NATEF. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.

The MMCC Automotive Service Program has been continually accredited since 2000. The program also serves the Clare Gladwin Area Technical Centers (CGATC) Automotive Program through the use of the college facilities. CGATC provides its own highly-qualified instructor for their program. This collaboration provides an excellent opportunity for local high school students to continue their automotive studies after graduation. The CGATC Automotive Program also recently received its recertification by NATEF. Their program is certified in Brakes, Electrical/Electronic System and Maintenance/Light Repair.

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that MMCC’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians.”

David Demski, MMCC’s lead automotive instructor added, “during the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would continue to meet strict industry standards, and we are delighted to remain in the ranks of the NATEF accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”

For more information about MMCC’s Automotive Programs, contact Shawn Troy at or at 386-6622.
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