Member Spotlight – Copper Mountain College

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Members Spotlight
Member Spotlight – Copper Mountain College

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is delighted to welcome Copper Mountain College (CMC) as our newest national training center member.

Located in Joshua Tree, CA, the college offers an associate in science degree in automotive technology. To supplement the associate degree, CMC students can earn several certificates of proficiency including one in alternative fuel vehicles.

Copper Mountain College offers an associate’s degree in automotive technology, with a certificate of proficiency in alternative fuel vehicles. The program’s shop facility, shown here, allows for hands-on learning. Credit: Copper Mountain College

The CMC Automotive Technology Program curriculum is designed to meet the requirements and standards set forth by the National Technician Education Foundation and to provide the automotive student with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of state-of-the-art automotive systems theory and repair practices. This approach is intended to provide the student with the minimum training necessary to gain an entry-level position within the automotive service or repair industry.

“It is a privilege to be a member of the only national training organization devoted to the promotion and support of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles,” said Dean of Instruction Zachary Ginder. “Copper Mountain College is dedicated to making a positive impact in our students’ lives by providing the most up-to-date training that will ultimately lead to employment within the industry. Being a member of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium will support this effort.”

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