HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Montana State University-Northern’s Automotive Program has been ranked second in the nation by The Best Schools, an independent organization providing insights into the field of education through articles and rankings.
In a press release, Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology Kevin Holzworth says, “Each one of [the automotive faculty] holds master ASE status and accreditation through the ASE education foundation. This makes how we serve our population of students unique.”
TBS highlighted Northern’s comprehensive curriculum centered on Automotive Service Excellence 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 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 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.
Northern is ranked second to the University of Northwestern Ohio.