An area college is getting national recognition.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence accredited Amarillo Colleges Automotive Technology program in the category of Automobile Service Technology.

To receive the accreditation, AC had to demonstrate that it meets all the rigorous standards set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education.

AC also underwent an on-site evaluation last fall that more than satisfied an independent committee, which closely examined the program’s course syllabi, a sequence of instruction and program training facilities, materials and faculty.