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Sept. 26

Sept. 26, 2016





Derek Rayment

Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs



MCC Diesel Technology program receives national accreditation


OMAHA, Neb. — The Diesel Technology program at Metropolitan Community College has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). To achieve this valuable recognition, the school’s Diesel Technology program underwent evaluation by 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 MCC’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by MCC, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force.”


MCC Diesel Technology instructor, Don Gilliland, 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 NATEF accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”


NATEF is a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.


Diesel Technology is one of the College’s many growing program areas. Housed at MCC’s Applied Technology Center, the program features hands-on job training and important skill-building for the workforce. For more information regarding MCC’s Diesel Technology program, visit




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.