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NOVA-Manassas Automotive Program earns national accreditation

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The Automotive Program at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College has earned accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

To achieve this coveted recognition, the Automotive Program went through rigorous evaluation by NATEF to ensure the program meets nationally accepted standards of excellence in such areas as instruction, facilities and equipment.

Diane Mucci, interim dean of the Manassas Campus Science and Applied Technologies Division, said, “We are delighted to join the ranks of NATEF accredited training programs. We’ve always had a great Automotive Program and this adds another way our students will know they are receiving first-rate education. In addition, employers recognize NATEF accreditation and will be assured they are hiring top-notch employees.”

According to NATEF, accreditation of an automotive training program brings program credibility, prestige, recognition and overall program improvement. By ensuring training programs meet the highest standards, NATEF accreditation benefits schools, students, future employers and everyone driving on the roads.

Founded in 1983 as an independent, nonprofit organization, NATEF’s mission is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools. To accomplish this mission, NATEF examines the structure, resources and quality of training programs and evaluates them against standards established by the industry. These standards reflect the skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. NATEF also works with students to increase career awareness opportunities in the automotive repair industry.

To learn more about NOVA’s Automotive Program, call 703-257-6605.

Media Contact: Carlene Mackereth | 703.257.6658 | cmackereth@nvcc.edu 


Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.