(Effective Fall 2012)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Green major
- More Information about Automotive Technology: Ford ASSET Emphasis
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.
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 prospective student will need dealer sponsorship prior to the Ford Dealership internship and acceptance into the major.
Special Equipment Needs
See the General Tool List and the Snap On Tool List on the Ford ASSET major web page.
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.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA 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.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|FMC110||Ford Auto Fundamentals||5|
|FMC120||Ford Electrical Systems||5|
|FMC160||Ford Dealership Internship I||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|FMC130||Ford Electronic Systems||6|
|FMC140||Ford Chassis Systems||4|
|FMC161||Ford Dealership Internship II||2|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|FMC145||Ford Climate Control||4|
|FMC162||Ford Dealership Internship III||2|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|FMC210||Ford Engine Diagnosis and Repair||4|
|FMC220||Ford Engine Performance||6|
|FMC163||Ford Dealership Internship IV||2|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
|FMC164||Ford Dealership Internship V||2|
|FMC230||Ford Manual Power Train and 4-Wheel Drive||4|
|FMC240||Ford Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles||6|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).