Lake Area Tech Diesel Program Earns Accreditation

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2020

WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical College’s Diesel Technology program recently attained a five-year AED Foundation accreditation. The accreditation signifies the program has met rigorous construction equipment technical standards and is an indicator that the program offers superior hands-on diesel equipment education. Lake Area Tech is the only technical college in South Dakota to be AED Foundation-accredited.

Diesel Program Supervisor Corey Mushitz commented, “This accreditation is a significant measure of success for Lake Area Tech Diesel graduates and was a collaborative effort by our students, ASE-certified instructors, administrators, and our valuable industry partners.”

In addition to the new accreditation, the Diesel Program has previously obtained Master Certification status by the National College of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). To learn more about the AED accreditation, please see the Construction Equipment Distribution (CED) magazine article at http://www.cedmag.com/magazine-archives/2020-June. The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association based in Schaumburg, IL, representing over 800 construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and industry-service firms. For more information on the Lake Area Tech Diesel Program, please visit www.lakeareatech.edu.