Automotive program receives national accreditation

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The Automotive Technology program at Morton College has received reaccreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Morton College’s automotive program has been reaccredited in the area of Master Automobile Service Technology.
To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.
“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Morton College’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by Morton College, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”
Upon completion of the evaluation, Morton College became reaccredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.
Don Sykora, automotive department chair at Morton College, added, “We have continued to work closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and now we are honored to maintain our position among the ranks of the NATEF accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”
Registration for the Spring 2017 Semester, which begins Tuesday, January 17th, is now open.

For more information, please contact Sykora at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 1324, or via e-mail at