Kaskaskia College Automotive Technology Program Receives ASE Re-Accreditation

January 28, 2021

KC students in automotive shop with Professor Chuck DeBernardi and Dean of Allied Health and Nursing Julie Obermark

Kaskaskia College Automotive Technology Students William Reese from Mascoutah, Hank Schlue from Hoffman, KC Automotive Technology Professor Chuck DeBernardi, KC Dean of Allied Health and Nursing Julie Obermark, Noah Probst from Teutopolis, Mason McElhose from Centralia.

Kaskaskia College’s Automotive Technology Program has been re-awarded Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accreditation from the ASE Education Foundation. The re-accreditation is at the highest level the foundation offers: Master Automotive Service Technician Certification.

To achieve this coveted recognition, the program must be rigorously evaluated every five years, meet 12 established standards of quality, and be evaluated by an outside team of automotive and education experts.

“It’s important for Kaskaskia College that we receive ASE re-accreditation because ASE is an automotive repair industry-recognized certification of excellence and employers can be confident in hiring KC graduates,” said Chuck DeBernardi, KC Automotive Technology Professor. “With this industry recognition, the student is qualified to receive scholarships only given to ASE accredited institutions, plus gives the program opportunities to receive training, tools, and information from automotive manufacturers.”

KC Automotive Technology teaches all eight areas of ASE certification: engine repair, automatic transmission, manual drive transmission and axels, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. When students graduate from KC’s Automotive Technology program, they receive the ASE Entry-Level certification.

To learn more about Kaskaskia College’s Automotive Technology Program, visit: https://www.kaskaskia.edu/academics/programs-of-study/automotive-technology/

To learn more about ASE, visit: https://aseeducationfoundation.org/


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