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What is ASE Accreditation?

ASE is the organization responsible for improving services offered in the motor mechanic industry. ASE is used for "National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence." Their stated mission is "to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals." Only mechanic schools accredited by ASE can offer ASE approved certification and training. This organization was set up in 1972 in response to the appalling reputation of the motor mechanic industry. It was aimed at squeezing out the untrained mechanics, questionable pricing, and unsafe practices. Motorists have confidence in taking their vehicle to a repair shop that employs ASE accredited mechanics, employers know they are employing a knowledgeable mechanic, and students know they will get valuable training.

There are many ASE accredited mechanic schools around the country, so finding one near you should not be too difficult. There were about two thousand accredited mechanic programs in 2004. While there are other mechanic schools around, the content of courses varies quite considerably and what one mechanic school might teach may be completely different from another. If you have graduated from an ASE accredited mechanic school with an ASE qualification, a potential employer can see that you have reached a specific accepted standard. In fact the Bureau of Labor states that formal training is the best way preparation to become a mechanic. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics.)



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            Automotive Technology
            • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
            • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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            Automotive Technician (11-Month Diploma Program)
            UEI College , Gardena
            • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
            • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
            • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
            • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
            • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
            • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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            Automotive Technology - Diploma
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            • If you enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a rewarding career, contact Advanced Technology Institute, located in Virginia Beach, VA!
            • ATI offers NATEF/ASE Master Certified Automotive Technology programs, is approved for Veterans, and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify and graduate employment services are also offered. 
            • Train to be a technician in the transportation or climate control fields, Contact ATI today!
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            Automotive

            At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won't just train for a career. You'll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you'll get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you'll find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with leading manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

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            Automotive Technology - Evening
            • Programmatic accreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
            • Offers several program start dates throughout the year.
            • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 2 campuses located in Warminster and Exton, Pennsylvania.
            • Originally founded in 1917 as a division of Spring Garden College in Philadelphia.
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            Automotive Service Technician
            • Offers several program options in healthcare and wellness, skilled trades, and business.
            • Provides career assistance services including resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and professional partnerships with regional employers for employment opportunities.
            • Classes start every month.
            • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for the San Antonio branch.
            • 5 campuses in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco.
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            Automotive Technician
            IntelliTec College , Colorado Springs
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Voted one of the Best Technical Colleges in 2014 by The Gazette’s “Best of the Springs” magazine.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2005.
            • Features public salons and massage clinics where students can get real-world experience.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Degree - Aviation Maintenance Technology
            • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
            • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
            • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
            • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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            Aviation Maintenance Professional
            • Training aviation professionals since 1932, it is one of the few aviation schools to offer both aviation maintenance and professional pilot training programs.
            • Offers programs like Aviation Maintenance Professional, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and more.
            • Approved for Veteran's training for Veterans utilizing their educational benefits.
            • The New England campus at Hanscom Air Field in Bedford, MA and is awarded accreditation through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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