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CATA Automotive Training Program Receives Accreditation

Some of the students working on the Baja buggy take a break to pose for a picture.

The automotive training program at CATA has received accreditation by NATEF and the National Institute of Automobile Service Excellence (ASE). This accreditation is in the area of Automotive Service Technology.

As a result of this accreditation, the quality of education provided by CATA’s automotive teachers is among the highest in the state. Students entering into the field of automobile service will be better prepared to join the work force.

Those standards provide students guidelines with their numerous ongoing projects. The Pre-Engineering students recently approached Mr. Pressley with a collaboration project. Mr. Pressley and Mr. Hardy’s students are currently working together to build a drifting Baja buggy.

During this project students will be building custom control arms and a solid rear axle. Once finished the buggy will surely be one of a kind. Students working on the buggy are Casey Aldridge, Chance Alhstom, Josh Barnes, Jessi Baucom, Joe Frankel, Lee Fritz, Jordan Hansen, Austin Herrholz, Nathanial Jackson, Phil Patterson, and Zane Smith.

“The Baja buggy calls for a lot of fabricating of our own material and putting our welding skills to the test.” commented Casey Aldridge. The drifting Baja buggy will be completed by the end of the semester.  



Written by: Jessi Baucom, CATA Student
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 by Judy Davis

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