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NORWALK - Cerritos College has become the first West Coast school to offer Certified Automotive Fleet Manager courses for college credit.
The CAFM certification program offers the most up-to-date fleet management education. Successful completion of the CAFM program requires passing all eight disciplines such as asset management, financial management, fleet information management, maintenance management and vehicle fuel management within a three-year period.
The CAFM program is open to any individual with at least one year experience in any fleet-related position, as well as those enrolled in a college or university program in a fleet-related discipline.
For the past year, NAFA and Cerritos College have been working well together. The college has hosted several of the Association's Pacific Southwest Chapter meetings at its facility.
In return, NAFA's local chapter recently issued its first two scholarships to students in the automotive technology program at Cerritos College. The chapter plans on providing two additional scholarships for automotive technology students as well as two for the CAFM/CAFS program in the spring.
"Cerritos has a great partnership in the area with fleets and auto dealers," explained Rick Sikes, CAFM, fleet management superintendent for the city of Santa Monica and chair of NAFA's Fuels & Technology Advisory Council. "They have state-of-the-art facilities and many programs related to automotive technology and auto dealer management. The college is also centrally located to many areas in the region."
NAFA's CAFM program is also endorsed by the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), and Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA). In addition, the CAFM program is offered for college credit at Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Michigan), Georgian College (Barrie, Ontario, Canada), and Ranken Technical College (St. Louis, Missouri).
For more information on the CAFM program, visit fleetcertification.org.
Published: Nov. 14, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 31