MSU-Northern Auto Program Ranks 2nd in the Nation


Highlights fast track option, partnership with Ford, and Advanced Fuels Center

(HAVRE, MT June 10, 2019) MSU-Northern’s Automotive Program has been ranked second in the nation by The Best Schools (TBS), an independent organization providing insights into the field of education through articles and rankings.

“Each one of [the automotive faculty] holds master ASE status and accreditation through the ASE education foundation,” said Kevin Holzworth, assistant professor of Automotive Technology. “This makes how we serve our population of students unique.”

TBS highlighted Northern’s comprehensive curriculum centered on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards, ensuring that students are well qualified for their careers as soon as they graduate. The report emphasized that students gain valuable work experience on the job and develop relationships with potential employers through practicums.

Northern’s Fast Track option is “attractive” to those who are looking to start a career right away, as does the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate. For those who are interested in a more in-depth program, MSU-Northern offers both 2-year and 4-year degrees, as well as programs in Diesel and Ag Mechanics.

The most unique experience offered by MSU-Northern is the opportunity to study biofuels. MSU-Northern is home to the Advanced Fuels Center, which researches the development and application of locally grown biofuels. Students have the opportunity to work in the lab alongside Northern’s research scientists.

The list of the top 10 automotive schools:

1.      University of Northwestern Ohio

2.      Montana State University-Northern

3.      Ferris State University

4.      Weber State University

5.      Southern Adventist University

6.      Utah Valley University

7.      Brigham Young University – Idaho

8.      Walla Walla University

9.      Idaho State University

10.  Northern Michigan University

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