The automotive training program at North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) in Beloit has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). NCK Tech’s automotive program has been accredited in Master Automobile Service Technology for secondary and post-secondary education. This designation includes the following eight areas:

ASE A1 – Engine Repair

ASE A2 – Automatic Transmission

ASE A3 – Manual Transmission/Transaxle

ASE A4 – Suspension & Steering

ASE A5 – Brakes

ASE A6 – Electrical/Electronics

ASE A7 – Heating & Air Conditioning

ASE A8 – Engine Performance


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, NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that NCK Tech’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by NCK Tech, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.” Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that NCK Tech be accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE is a national non-profit organization which tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to accrediting automotive training programs.

Bob Gibbens, Automotive Technology Department Chair (Beloit campus), added, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and now we are delighted to join the ranks of the ASE accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”

For further information on the Automotive Technology program or other programs offerings at NCK Tech, please visit: or call 800-648-4655.