Some of the ATC courses that are offered have additional requirements because they are part of a program that is subject to accreditation by an external agency or they prepare students for licensure or certification. ATC Courses Subject to External Accreditation:
An example of a ATC course that is part of a program that is subject to accreditation by an external agency is Banking and Financial Systems. The college courses that Banking and Financial Systems transfers to are part of a program that is accredited by the American Bankers Association (ABA). The ABA requires that all instructors in this program have three years work experience in finance.
ATC Courses that Prepares Students for Licensure or Certification:
An example of an ATC course that prepares students for certification is Automotive Technology. Students must pass the National Automotive Student Skills Standards Assessment (NA3SA). Program facilities must be NATEF approved. Therefore the instructor of this ATC course must themselves be ASE certified in electrical, brakes, engine performance, and steering/suspension.