LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College’s Auto Mechanics Technology program had its Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) accreditation renewed for five years, college officials have announced.
The MAST accreditation is the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Since 1972, ASE has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. In 1983, the ASE Education Foundation was founded to evaluate entry-level technical training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. It recommends qualifying secondary and post-secondary programs for accreditation by the ASE.
In a letter from the ASE Education Foundation, the LC State Auto Mechanics Technology program, now housed in the brand new Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center, and its faculty were commended for “maintaining your program’s standards, and continuing to meet the industry’s requirements. The explosion in automotive technology makes your high-quality automotive training program more valuable than ever.”
To receive the honor, the program must go through the accreditation process every five years.
For more information on the program, visit LC State’s Auto Mechanics Technology webpage.