Automotive Technology - Ford ASSET




What is ASSET?

The Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training is an Associate of Applied Science degree curriculum designed to provide technically competent, professional level technicians for Ford dealerships. Mt. Hood Community College is offering this opportunity in partnership with the Ford Motor Company. While most students will be from the metropolitan area, residents from throughout the state are encouraged to apply.

Ford ASSET Students  

What qualifications are necessary for inclusion and success in the program?

Successful applicants must be high school graduates (or hold a GED equivalency certificate) and, based upon the College's Placement Tests, eligible for enrollment in English and mathematics classes. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older before beginning ASSET, and must possess a valid driver's license. Additionally, evidence of aptitude for advanced automotive training must be presented, as demonstrated by automotive experience, previous education, ASE certification, aptitude tests if necessary, etc.

How long is the program?

ASSET is designed as an intensive full-time two-year college curriculum with four quarters spent in college classes and four quarters spent in sponsoring Ford/Lincoln dealerships. Students rotate in 11- week cycles between the dealership and the campus. Part-time enrollment is not permitted and class registration and dealership employment must be continuous.

Ford ASSET Students

How is a position in a sponsoring dealership obtained?

Many Ford/Lincoln dealerships are actively searching for ASSET candidates and the College will coordinate the placement of students accepted in the program. It is important to remember that for final acceptance into the program, a student must both be admitted by the College and employed by a sponsoring dealership.

What is a "sponsoring dealership"?

A sponsoring Ford/Lincoln dealer is one who agrees to 1) employ an ASSET student in a rotating cooperative work-study experience, 2) supplement the most recent classroom instruction with appropriate shop floor work, 3) provide the ASSET student-employee with work uniforms consistent with other employees and 4) appoint a person to coordinate the dealership-classroom experiences.

What does it cost - and who pays it?

The cost of tuition, fees, books and personal tools are the responsibility of the individual student. Ford ASSET StudentFor each eleven-week campus rotation, tuition and fees will be approximately $1368 with books/fee costs of about $350. Personal tools (which must be approved by the College's ASSET Coordinator) will cost approximately $1500-$2000. Discounts for tools will be available through college and dealership contacts. Regular college financial assistance will be available for qualified students through the Mt. Hood's Financial Aid Office. The dealership rotation is a paid experience which can help to defray expenses on a continuing basis.

Can previously earned college credits be applied toward completion of the degree?

Credits earned in other college programs will be evaluated based on Mt. Hood's transfer credit regulations and appropriate general education credits will be accepted.

What is the first step to be taken for admission to Mt. Hood's ASSET class?

The first step is to submit an application for admission to Mt. Hood Community College. Your application should be marked ASSET. For more details, contact the College Admission Office (503-491-7342) for directions for completing the other necessary steps, application procedure, transcripts, and testing.

Ford ASSET student

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