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San Diego Chapter of the Automotive Service Councils of California announces new Automotive Degree at Cuyamaca College

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 06:00
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The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) is proud to partner with its San Diego Chapter to host an informational session and officially launch its new Associate of Science automotive technology degree program Sept. 7, 2018 at Cuyamaca College.

All ASCCA members, high school, and college automotive educators are encouraged to attend this special event to learn how this new degree program will address the critical technician shortage facing independent repair shops, and how it can serve as a model for other California community colleges.

"ASCCA's Core Purpose is 'to elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice,' and that includes future automotive professionals," said ASCCA President Rocky Khamenian. "Thanks to the years of leadership and hard work of ASCCA's Chapter 24, this program establishes an educational foundation for the next generation of automotive professionals who will lead our industry through the 21st century, and it provides a solution to the technician shortage for independent shops."

This first-of-its-kind ASCCA degree curriculum combines all the required training for the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) with on-the-job training, where students will apply their learning through paid work experience at an ASCCA member shop.  

"I am proud to see that after eight years of hard work, the ASCCA degree program has come to fruition," said ASCCA Chapter 24 Treasurer Dara Bakhshandeh. "For this program to be successful, it requires participation from all local ASCCA shops, who will be essential for on-the-job training. I encourage all members to join us on September 7 to learn about this new program and find out how they can become involved."  

ASCCA Degree Program: A Student Education Pathway is free to attend. Click here for details and information on how to register.

Founded in 1940, the Automotive Service Councils of California is the largest independent automotive repair organization in California.  Its members represent all areas of the automotive repair industry, including mechanical, auto body, suppliers and educators.

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