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This publication provides the evaluation policies, procedures, and standards to which a medium/heavy truck technician training program must adhere to be granted certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The policies section has three parts: the automobile areas that may be certified and minimum requirements for certification; information about evaluation team leaders, on-site evaluation team members, task lists, tools and equipment, and automobile program evaluation; and discussion of policies on articulation agreements, recognition for certification, appeals and action for revocation. The procedures section provides an overview of the process for certification. The next section contains the 10 program standards in these areas: purpose, administration, learning resources, finances, student services, instruction, equipment, facilities, instructional staff, and cooperative agreements. The task list follows. Lists of assumptions and definitions are provided. The tasks are divided into these areas: gasoline engines, diesel engines, drive train, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and preventive maintenance inspection. Lists are also provided of applied academics (language arts and communications, mathematics, science) and workplace skills. The final section lists tools and equipment, including hand tools, general lab/shop equipment and specialty tools and equipment. (YLB)

Descriptors: Academic Education, Auto Mechanics, Certification, Diesel Engines, Entry Workers, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Motor Vehicles, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Standards, Technical Education

Author: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Herndon, VA.


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