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Penn College’s Diesel Equipment Technology Program Recertified

The diesel equipment technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been recertified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for five years.

Penn College’s diesel program was recertified in the areas of diesel engines, brakes, prevention maintenance and inspection, hydraulics, drivetrain, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, and HVAC.

To achieve the coveted recognition, the program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF in which nationally accepted standards of excellence in such areas as instruction, facilities and equipment were applied. Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that Penn College be certified by ASE, a national nonprofit organization that tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to certifying automotive training programs.

“We’re pleased to receive recertification of our diesel equipment technology program,” said Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management. “Penn College strives for excellence in our faculty, equipment, facilities and curriculum. The ease in which the program received reaccreditation speaks volumes in regard to our high standards.”

The college’s diesel courses are taught at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood, where the facilities include a 48,000-square-foot laboratory containing dedicated teaching areas for hydraulics, refrigeration, transmissions, electrical, powertrains, engines and fuel systems. Students have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology for troubleshooting, repair and service.

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