13 PTC Auto Tech Students Receive EPA Section 609 Certification


Thirteen automotive technology students at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently completed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 609 Technician Training and Certification Program. Each passed with a score of 84% or higher and received a wallet ID card and wall certificate.

“This certification ensures our students are trained to EPA Clean Air Act standards for servicing motor vehicle air conditioning systems,” said Automotive Technology Program Director Gerald Sartin. “These students studied for and passed a rigorous exam with flying colors. We are very proud of their accomplishment.”



  PTC Automotive Technology students who passed the Section 609 certification include:

  • Day students, from left: Ethan Young, Franklin Still, William Henderson, Russell Hill, and Cullen Vandergrift
  • Evening student 1: Tucker Metz, a dual enrollment student
  • Evening students 2, from left: Jaylon McMorris, Orlando Aviles, Gilberto Paniagua-Pedraza, Cassandra Defina, Jason Smith, John Bundrick, and Kelvin Perez-Vasquez.