SPC automotive programs receive national accreditation

LEVELLAND – The automotive training programs at South Plains College’s Levelland campus and Lubbock Career and Technical Center have received Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation from the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. This is the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the ASE.

To achieve this coveted recognition, SPC’s automotive training programs underwent rigorous evaluation by the ASE Education Foundation, which is a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” Michael Coley, ASE Education Foundation president, said. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that South Plains College’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by SPC, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the workforce.”

Nationally accepted standards of excellence in instruction, facilities and equipment were used.

“During the past few months, we have worked closely with the ASE Education Foundation to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and we are now delighted to join the ranks of the ASE accredited training programs,” Gary Ham, automotive program coordinator at the SPC Levelland campus, said.

“With this accreditation, students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants,” Gary Ufford, automotive program coordinator at the SPC Lubbock Career and Technical Center, said.

For more information about SPC’s automotive programs, visit https://www.southplainscollege.edu/autotech/.