PRLog - Oct. 22, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – Ashworth College recently introduced content revisions to its online auto mechanic training course. The course has been updated to better meet the requirements of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Changing Lives for 25 Years
Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) developed its Auto Mechanics program to provide the latest in-depth instruction of auto mechanic procedures that helps lay the foundation for understanding engine types, components and auto repair techniques.
“As the number of vehicles in the United States continues to grow, there will naturally be increased demand for more entry-level automotive service technicians who can handle basic maintenance and repair – as much as 17% by 2020,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer, citing a statistic from the U.S. Bureau of Labor.
“To help meet this demand, Ashworth has developed the auto mechanics course to fit within the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start the program at any time and study at their own pace.”
Auto Mechanic Training with Ashworth College
The Ashworth College Auto Mechanic course for automotive technicians is comprised 51 comprehensive lessons and Ashworth’s popular Introduction to Study Skills. Topics are based on those recommended by NATEF, including:
• Hazards and emergencies
• Personal and property safety
• Tools and equipment fundamentals
• Diagnostic equipment
• Using electric power, air power and non-powered tools
• Lifting equipment
• Engine layouts
• Drive configurations
• Vehicle inspection procedures
• Engine rebuilding and cooling
About National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Founded as an independent, non-profit organization, NATEF operates with a single mission: to evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.