Automotive Technology - Ford Asset Courses

Ford Auto Fundamentals

FMC110

Introductory theory and practical operation of various Ford automotive systems, including fuel and controls, electrical, engine, drivetrain, transmission, heating and cooling. Topics include pre-delivery service, basic maintenance, lubrication, minor repairs, automotive fastening, sealing, and light fabrication. Other topics include the use of service manuals, charts, and diagrams; Ford/Lincoln dealership operation; vehicle safety inspection; basic maintenance and lubrication; minor repairs; and the use of Ford's Professional Technician Society (PTS) website. Skills developed include using measuring instruments and tools, fasteners and fittings, tubing, and hydraulic lines. 5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG001. Corequisite(s): FMC120 and FMC160. Fall Only.

Ford Electrical Systems

FMC120

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied electrical fundamentals, including; wiring diagrams and instrumentation. Emphasis on troubleshooting, repairing, and servicing electrical circuit systems and components. Topics include basic circuits, accessory circuits and systems. Skills developed include decision making, fault diagnosis and repair. 5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG001. Corequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC160. Fall Only.

Ford Electronic Systems

FMC130

Exploration of advanced electronics principles needed for proper vehicle on-board system diagnosis; study extends beyond the wiring harness connector to the computer and explores solid-state electronics and microprocessor operation. Topics include sensors, signal inputs, signal conditioning, decision-making, logic circuits, outputs, and actuators. The course will culminate in the delivery of the latest "Ford Electronics Systems" STST instructor led course. 6 Credits (5 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC120. Corequisite(s): FMC140 and FMC161. Spring Only.

Ford Chassis Systems

FMC140

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied principles of Ford Motor Company suspension systems including construction, operation, components, steering geometry, alignment, rear and front suspension service, repair, and wheel balancing. Topics include hydraulic brake systems, including theory and service of braking systems, system components, system operation, troubleshooting, adjustments, and repairs, as well as basis of antilock braking, stability control and regenerative braking. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC120. Corequisite(s): FMC130 and FMC161. Spring Only.

Ford Climate Control

FMC145

Theory and operation of Ford climate control systems. Topics include proper diagnosis and servicing techniques, including recycling and handling of refrigerants and testing for system contamination. The course will also stress the effects of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) on the earth's atmosphere and substitute refrigerants will also be covered. Modern automatic climate control, dual zone climate control, and heated and cooled seat systems will be covered. The course will culminate in the delivery of the latest "Ford Advanced Climate Control System Diagnosis" STST instructor led course. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC120 and FMC130. Corequisite(s): FMC162. Summer Only.

Ford Dealership Internship I

FMC160

Specialized work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. Application of knowledge and skills developed in previous Ford ASSET classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG001. Corequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC120. Fall Only.

Ford Dealership Internship II

FMC161

Specialized work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. The experience will apply the knowledge and skills developed in previous Ford ASSET classes. This course will be conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC120 and FMC160. Corequisite(s): FMC130 and FMC140. Spring Only.

Ford Dealership Internship III

FMC162

Specialized work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. Application of knowledge and skills developed in previous Ford ASSET classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC130 and FMC161. Corequisite(s): FMC145. Summer Only.

Ford Dealership Internship IV

FMC163

Specialized work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. Application of knowledge and skills developed in previous Ford ASSET classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC162 and Placement by Examination or FMC162 and MTH005. Corequisite(s): FMC210 and FMC220. Fall Only.

Ford Dealership Internship V

FMC164

Specialized work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. Application of knowledge and skills developed in previous Ford ASSET classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC163. Corequisite(s): FMC230 and FMC240. Spring Only.

Ford Engine Diagnosis and Repair

FMC210

Ford engine theory and operation, including engine disassembly, inspection, repair, replacement, measurement, and reassembly. Study and practical application of the procedures, techniques, and special equipment used to diagnose base engine problems relating to variable camshaft timing, oil consumption, engine noise, power loss, the lubrication system, and the cooling system. The course will include the delivery of the latest “Ford Engine Repair” STST instructor led courses. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC120. Corequisite(s): FMC163 and FMC220. Fall Only.

Ford Engine Performance

FMC220

Perform Ford engine performance analysis and basic tune-up procedures. Operation and troubleshooting of the Ford EEC V engine management and the Ford Diesel engine management system including fuel delivery, fuel control, emission controls, ignition, engine controls, and Ecoboost technology. Topics include the purpose and performance of computerized engine control systems, theory of operation, service, troubleshooting and repair. Review fundamentals of Ford’s hybrid technologies. The course will include the delivery of the latest “Ford Gasoline Engine Performance”, “Diesel Engine Performance”, and Hybrid STST instructor led courses. 6 Credits (5 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC130. Corequisite(s): FMC163 and FMC210. Fall Only.

Ford Manual Power Train and 4-Wheel Drive

FMC230

Ford manual drive train systems will cover operational theories, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of drive train systems and drive train components. Topics include clutches, manual transmission & transaxles, drive axles, half shafts, drive shafts, universal joints, 4 wheel drive systems, transfer cases and limited slip carriers. The course will include the delivery of the latest “Ford Manual Driveline” STST instructor led courses. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC220. Corequisite(s): FMC164 and FMC240. Spring Only.

Ford Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

FMC240

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied to function and repair of the complete automatic drive systems. Topics include theory of operation, troubleshooting, service, repair and overhaul of Ford Motor Company automatic transmissions and transaxles. The course will focus on Current Ford Motor Company transaxles and transmissions with emphasis on operation, powerflow, diagnosis, and service operations to include overhaul, removal and replacement of units. 6 Credits (5 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC220. Corequisite(s): FMC164 and FMC230. Spring Only.

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