Ford ASSET
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

This major includes fundamental and advanced operating theories of automotive systems and components. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnose malfunctions in automotive systems. The course work emphasizes the development of skills in service, repair, and test procedures in relation to Ford/Lincoln vehicles and systems. Specialized service courses prepare students for advancement in Ford/Lincoln dealerships. The major also prepares students to take written certification examinations (e.g., the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence examinations), vehicle safety inspection, and Ford/Lincoln certifications. Specialized service courses prepare students for transfer to four-year majors, such as Automotive Technology Management.

Career Opportunities

Service technician, service equipment representative, rebuilding shop assembler, repair shop operator, parts and inventory control.

Recommended High School Subjects

Three years of English, two years of algebra, and one year of science.

Special Admissions Requirements

A student will need a dealer sponsorship prior to the first Ford Dealership internship course.

Remediation Strategies

Students may enter the major with one deficiency with program coordinator's concurrence. Students deficient in MTH 004 or RDG 001 must remediate before entering any of the automotive majors. The order of remediation will be math, reading, English.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • understand the theory of the applied physical and scientific principles and technical knowledge necessary for successful employment as an automotive technician in a Ford/Lincoln dealership.
  • apply a technical skill level sufficient for entry-level employment and advancement as an automotive technician in a Ford/Lincoln dealership.
  • demonstrate adequate and appropriate workplace behaviors, and pursue on-going technical skill development, sufficient for continued employment in the field of automotive service and repair.
  • be successfully employed in the field of automotive service and repair, or successfully graduate from a four-year degree program.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
FMC110 Ford Auto Fundamentals 5 4 3 M REQ
FMC120 Ford Electrical Systems 5 4 3 M REQ
FMC160 Ford Dealership Internship I 2 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FMC130 Ford Electronic Systems 6 5 3 M REQ
FMC140 Ford Chassis Systems 4 3 3 M REQ
FMC161 Ford Dealership Internship II 2 M REQ
MTH124 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FMC145 Ford Climate Control 4 3 3 M REQ
FMC162 Ford Dealership Internship III 2 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 12
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FMC210 Ford Engine Diagnosis and Repair 4 3 3 M REQ
FMC220 Ford Engine Performance 6 5 3 M REQ
FMC163 Ford Dealership Internship IV 2 M REQ
PHS103 Physics Survey 3 3 S REQ
or
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FMC164 Ford Dealership Internship V 2 M REQ
FMC230 Ford Manual Power Train and 4-Wheel Drive 4 3 3 M REQ
FMC240 Ford Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 6 5 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).