The Powersports and Power Equipment Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College received accreditation from the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) on September 14, furthering a commitment to enhancing practical education through hands-on vocational learning.
The EETC, founded in 1997, is a dedicated consortium of professionals from outdoor power equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, associations, and academia. The council diligently sets the standards for instructional content, encompassing essential competencies, tool and equipment requirements, instructor qualifications, and incorporating EETC Technician Certification tests to assess student achievement.
“We are excited to receive our official accreditation notification following the accreditation visit. Although this new accreditation doesn’t significantly change our curriculum because we’ve always met the rigorous competencies required by the EETC, it does enhance our ability to provide students with additional nationally recognized certifications,” stated Matt Bohl, Program Coordinator of Powersports and Power Equipment Technology.
Students enrolled in the Powersports and Power Equipment program can now obtain national certifications through the EETC in three areas: four-stroke engines, two-stroke engines, and electrical. These certifications supplement existing certification offerings from household names like Stihl, Briggs and Stratton, Honda Engines, Polaris, and Indian.
The power sports and power equipment industry is rapidly growing and needs well-trained technicians prepared to service motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawnmowers, chainsaws, and other equipment. Iowa Lakes plays a crucial role in preparing students for rewarding careers in the industry by offering hands-on training and nationally recognized certifications, ensuring graduates are well-equipped to meet industry challenges. The EETC accreditation is another step towards ensuring Iowa Lakes students can obtain all the credentials needed to be ready to hit the ground running after graduation.
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