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Automotive Technology (Ford ASSET) (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) program is a factory authorized training program that is jointly sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln-Mercury Dealers, and Hennepin Technical College. It is designed to train automotive technicians to repair all the newer model Ford Motor Company vehicles. Students can only enter this program by special application and by the sponsorship of a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealership.

Award Outcomes

Analyze customer concerns.

Demonstrate safe service and repair procedures.

Navigate electronic service information.

Apply communication skills in the workplace.

Demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional responsibilities in repair.

Utilize electronic service equipment.

Complete current Ford STST certifications.

Evaluate systems components using precision measuring equipment.

Identify problem-solving techniques used in Ford service repair.

Apply principles of mechanical concepts.

Career Opportunities

All students who successfully complete this program will be Ford certified in all STST specialty areas. They will be employed by Ford and/or Lincoln-Mercury dealers as dealership repair technicians. A large number of jobs exist for qualified automotive technicians in the metropolitan and rural communities. The potential to advance to service writer, service manager, sales positions, company representatives or other dealership management is excellent.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 81 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FMLR1200Ford Electrical Systems

3

FDAS1250Ford Gasoline Engine Performance I

2

FDAS1260Ford Gasoline Engine Performance II

3

FMLR1301Related Mechanical Skills

2

FDAS1420Ford Driveline

3

FDAS1500Engine Repair

3

FDAS1550Engine Operation

2

FMLR1601Ford Suspension and Alignment

3

FDAS1611Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH)

3

FMLR1650Ford Steering and Balance

2

FDAS1701Ford Climate Control

3

FDAS1750Ford Fuel Systems

2

FMLR1810Ford Dealership Internship I

6

FMLR1820Ford Dealership Internship II

6

FDAS2030Ford Dealership Internship III

6

FDAS2040Ford Dealership Internship IV

6

FDAS2055Ford Dealership Summer Internship I

4

FDAS2060Ford Dealership Summer Internship II

4

FDAS2230Ford Car Transmissions

3

FDAS2240Ford Truck Transmissions

3

FDAS2502Ford Advanced Engine Performance

3

FDAS2552Ford Diesel

4

FMLR2600Ford Braking Systems

3

FDAS2650Ford New Technology

2

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 96

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FMLR1200Ford Electrical Systems

3

FMLR1301Related Mechanical Skills

2

FMLR1650Ford Steering and Balance

2

FMLR1810Ford Dealership Internship I

6

FMLR2600Ford Braking Systems

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  19

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FDAS1500Engine Repair

3

FDAS1550Engine Operation

2

FDAS1750Ford Fuel Systems

2

FMLR1601Ford Suspension and Alignment

3

FMLR1820Ford Dealership Internship II

6

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  19

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FDAS1250Ford Gasoline Engine Performance I

2

FDAS1701Ford Climate Control

3

FDAS2055Ford Dealership Summer Internship I

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  12

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FDAS1260Ford Gasoline Engine Performance II

3

FDAS2030Ford Dealership Internship III

6

FDAS2230Ford Car Transmissions

3

FDAS2240Ford Truck Transmissions

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Total Credits  18

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FDAS1420Ford Driveline

3

FDAS1611Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH)

3

FDAS2040Ford Dealership Internship IV

6

FDAS2552Ford Diesel

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  19

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FDAS2060Ford Dealership Summer Internship II

4

FDAS2502Ford Advanced Engine Performance

3

FDAS2650Ford New Technology

2

Total Credits  9

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 5

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

LANG2000American Sign Language/Deaf Culture I

3

LANG2010American Sign Language/Deaf Culture II

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (96 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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