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Diesel Service gets NATEF Certified

Diesel Service gets NATEF Certified

Fort Cobb, OK – March 15, 2013 – The automotive service and repair industry has gone through tremendous changes in the last decade. Working in the industry requires a deeper understanding of the technology that goes into the modern, more sophisticated automobile.

With such increased sophistication, CKTC is committed to properly educating students to meet industry standards.

“Accreditation for our programs is very important for us to stay current in the industry. All of the staff here worked very hard to prepare for the upcoming evaluation of our Diesel Service Technology program,” Superintendent Dennis Ruttman reported.

The National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) offers accreditation for automotive technician training programs. By utilizing standards established by industry, NATEF examines the structure, resources and quality of training programs with the goal to improve the quality of training offered at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools.

“I am very proud of our instructor and students and staff at CKTC and am happy to report that last week we received word that we were approved for NATEF certification,” said Ruttman.

More information about CKTC is available online at or by calling 405.643.5511.

Diesel Service Group Photo

Photo Caption
The Diesel Service Technology program recently received NATEF accreditation. Front row from left to right are Aurelio Escobar (Anadarko), Brandon Smith (Anadarko), Jeremy King (Anadarko) and Chad Clark (Anadarko). Back row from left to right are Jarib Vasquez (Fort Cobb), Sebastian Garcia (Fort Cobb), Eric Ahtone (Anadarko), Damien Haumpy (Fort Cobb), Tucker Young (Anadarko), James Jackson, Instructor (Apache), Brad Martin (Anadarko), John Ellis (Fort Cobb), Calep Attaway (Apache) and Zach Wilson (Anadarko).

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