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Mid Michigan College’s Automotive Program has expanded to include diesel service and industry-recognized certifications, and is celebrating over 15 years of Master Accreditation, the highest level of achievement, through the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).

Laddered skills and certifications build on one another, allowing students to work at their own pace and earn proof of the skills they have mastered as they work toward an associate degree. These industry-recognized certifications are offered by well-known and respected companies like Snap-on and Starrett among others.

This fall, Mid’s Automotive & Diesel Service Program is also relocating to a brand new facility owned and operated by the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District (RESD).

The John C. Magnus Center was established in 2013 and is located at 3200 South Clare Avenue. The majority of the property's nearly 25 acres were donated to Clare-Gladwin RESD by the family of the late John C. Magnus. The property's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art facilities to house career and technical education (CTE) programs that further the skills of nearly 350 local high school juniors and seniors annually.

The most recent renovations include the construction of the Wilhelm Joseph Magnus Building for Skilled Trades Learning, which will house both CTE's Automotive/Diesel Technology Program and Mid's Automotive & Diesel Service Program. The facility features state-of-the-art automotive equipment, tools, and a dealership-style learning environment.

“We want to ensure that we’re setting students up to succeed. By partnering with the Clare-Gladwin RESD and offering industry-recognized certifications, the College is able to keep pace with current and upcoming technologies and prepare students to be excellent employees,” noted Troy. “This partnership illustrates our commitment to using resources responsibly as we work to serve our local communities.”

Registration for the Fall Semester is currently underway at Mid. Interested students can request additional information at, apply online at, or contact Admissions at or (989) 386-6661.

For more information about the Automotive & Diesel Service Program, visit or contact Dean Shawn Troy at

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