Wallace State’s Diesel Technology Chair Jeremy Smith earns NC3 Master Trainer status

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Wallace State Diesel Technology Chair Jeremy Smith

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Diesel Technology Chair Jeremy Smith has been named a National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) Master Trainer.

Smith is a Master Trainer certifier in Battery Starting and Charging and Torque after recently completing training in North Carolina.

“As a Master Trainer, I’m able to administer the training for instructors and students across the state as well as the nation. Battery Starting and Charging typically deals with automotive and diesel technology, while Torque involves almost every program in Career Technical Education,” Smith said. “In fact, many industries deal with torque, ranging from aerospace engineering down into the healthcare field when there are shoulder or hip replacements performed with pins or screws.”

Smith is the only NC3 Battery Starting and Charging and Torque Master Trainer in the state and one of 35 NC3 Master Trainers across the United States.

“I’m blessed to have the opportunity to do this and thankful we are able to give hope to individuals who need additional training, an additional credential or looking for one-on-one instruction to be a better candidate for a job,” Smith said. “As far as Wallace State is concerned, this goes along with the goals of the college. Our objective is to get as many people ready for work, ready for industry and ready for life as possible. That should be the goal here and throughout the state.”

Added Jimmy Hodges, Wallace State’s Dean of Applied Technologies: “It’s a game-changer to have a NC3 Master Trainer on our campus. I’m proud of Jeremy’s hard work and desire to be able to earn the credential and be certified nationwide to teach across the state and country.”

As part of his Master Trainer certification, Smith was asked to help write the NC3 curriculum for both the Battery Starting and Charging and Torque training. The Torque certification consists of mechanical and electronic torque and is the more detailed between the two subjects.

Smith said the Wallace State Diesel Technology program incorporates both certifications as stackable credentials in the department curriculum.

Wallace State is one of the top NC3 certification centers in the nation, consistently ranked in the Top 10 by the organization. As of Oct. 31, Wallace State has produced 953 NC3 certification completers this year.

As a NC3 member, Wallace State works with industry partners in the area and certifies its students in multiple areas including diagnostics, diesel engines, wheel service and vehicle information management, multimeters, hybrid safety, tool control and torque technology, according to the NC3 website.

Instructors within Wallace State’s Applied Technologies Division undergo NC3 certification training on an annual basis.

Smith has led the Wallace State Diesel Technology program since 2009.

“I’m always interested in new challenges, and working to be a Master Trainer is one of the most important things to do at this point,” Smith said.

To learn more about NC3 certifications, visit http://www.nc3.net/

For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu.