ERIC Number: ED432670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
ASE Program Certification Standards for Automobile Technician Training Programs.
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Herndon, VA.
This document presents and explains the development and application of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards that were developed to improve the quality of secondary- and postsecondary-level automobile technician training by implementing a certification program that certifies programs in eight areas: brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic transmission and transaxle, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, and manual drive train and axles. The following topics are among those discussed in the document's five sections: (1) policies (purpose and features of the Automobile Technician Training Certification Program, certification process, automobile standards statements, automobile minimum requirements, evaluation team leaders, on-site evaluation teams, task list, tools and equipment, automobile program evaluation, National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation [NATEF] policies on articulation agreements, recognition for certification, applied academics recognition, appeals and action for revocation, educational terms); (2) procedures (process overview, on-site evaluation cost sheet); (3) the 10 program standards (purpose, administration, learning resources, finances, student services, instruction, equipment, facilities, instructional staff, cooperative agreements); (4) task list (task list and assumptions, technical terms, NATEF task list, task list priority item totals by area, applied academics and workplace skills); and (5) tools and equipment (hand tools, general laboratory/shop equipment, specialty tools and equipment). (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Auto Mechanics, Certification, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, National Standards, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20121 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Herndon, VA.