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SFCC automotive programs receive national accreditation

SEDALIA—Both the secondary and post-secondary automotive training programs at State Fair Community College have received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The college’s automotive programs have been accredited in engine repair, manual transmissions and drivelines, automatic transmissions, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and advanced engine performance.

The programs underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF, which used nationally accepted standards of excellence in instruction, facilities and equipment.

Troy Holbrook, instructor for the college program, and Matt Robertson, instructor for the State Fair Career and Technology Center, work closely with NATEF to make sure their programs meet strict industry standards.  

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, NATEF chair. “SFCC automotive students are assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants. Because these programs increase cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that SFCC graduates will be employable entry-level technicians.”

For more information about SFCC’s Automotive Technology program, visit, call Holbrook at (660) 596-7243 or email

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