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Automotive Technology - Ford ASSETCareer Pathways
Limited Entry, Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Jerry Lyons: 503-491-7203
Room IT35
Jerry.Lyons@mhcc.edu

The Automotive Student Service Educational Training program (ASSET) provides students with a possibility to earn income while being trained as service technicians for Ford Motor Company’s current and future vehicles. Designed as a two-year automotive curriculum to develop the technical competency and professional level of the incoming dealership technician, ASSET is an instructional experience with training taking place at both Mt. Hood Community College and at sponsoring Ford and Lincoln dealerships. The curriculum was developed by MHCC in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, and leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from MHCC and factory training credit awarded by Ford.

Aimed at men and women who have a career interest in the automotive industry, ASSET demands a commitment to both work and study for a two-year period, and could include fall, winter, spring and summer terms both years.

The Ford ASSET Student
Ford Motor Company sees the students in ASSET programs across the nation as its “service technicians of the future.” The finest technical schools have been selected as program sites, and all instructional facilities are equipped with the most up-to-date and professional equipment available. ASSET students have not only the assurance that a major corporation is placing stock in them by their selection for training, but may also have employment options for the future. Acceptance into the Ford ASSET program means learning from Ford-certified instructors.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe shop practices and hazardous 
material handling
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems as to the National Automobile Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive engine performance systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive emission systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive internal combustion engine systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive automatic transmission and transaxles systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive manual drive train and axles systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive brake systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive steering and suspension systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Perform minor vehicle services

The Sponsoring FORD ASSET Dealer
Ford and Lincoln dealerships will screen qualified ASSET applicants and select those they wish to sponsor. Once a student has been selected, he or she will begin working at the dealership based on available student training positions.1

Admission is based on meeting application deadlines and satisfactory completion of criteria. All criteria are described in the application packet. Application packets are available on our website at mhcc.edu/LRadmissions. This program is offered once every two years and will begin again fall 2015. Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256 or 503-491-7203.

First Quarter (Fall 2015)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF101 Automotive Service Theory
2
AMF102 Automotive Service Lab
1
AMF110 Internal Combustion Engine Theory
3
AMF111 Internal Combustion Engine Lab
2
AMF116

Fundamental Brakes and Suspension Theory

2
AMF117

Fundamental Brakes and Suspension Lab

2
AMF118 Electrical Systems Theory
3
AMF119 Electrical Systems Lab
2
17
Second Quarter (Winter 2016)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF171 Ford e-Learning Fundamentals 1
1
AMF281 Automotive Dealership Experience 11
6
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2,3, 4
4
11
Third Quarter (Spring 2016)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF132 Automotive Electronics Theory
3
AMF133 Automotive Electronics Lab
1
AMF134 Ford Hybrid Theory
1
AMF135 Ford Hybrid Lab
1
AMF136

Advanced Brake Systems Theory

3
AMF137

Advanced Brake Systems Lab

1
AMF216 Automotive Project
1
AM170 Engine Performance Theory
3
AMF217

Engine Performance Lab

2
16
Fourth Quarter (Summer 2016)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF172 Ford e-Learning Fundamentals 2
1
AMF282 Automotive Dealership Experience 2
6
Health and Physical Education requirement4, ‡
3
10
Fifth Quarter (Fall 2016)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF251 Advanced Engine Performance Theory
3
AMF252 Advanced Engine Performance Lab
3
AMF253 Advanced Steering and Suspension Theory
3
AMF254 Advanced Steering and Suspension Lab
1
AMF256 Heating and Air Conditioning Theory
3
AMF257 Heating and Air Conditioning Lab
1
AMF271 Ford Diesel Theory
1
AMF272 Ford Diesel Lab
1
16
Sixth Quarter (Winter 2017)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF173 Ford e-Learning Fundamentals 3
1
AMF283 Automotive Dealership Experience 31
6
WR101 Workplace Communications I4, 5
3
10
Seventh Quarter (Spring 2017)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF152 Automatic Transmission Theory
3
AMF153 Automatic Transmission Lab
3
AMF156 Manual Drive Train and Axles Theory
3
AMF157 Manual Drive Train and Axles Lab
1
AMF258 Advanced Automotive Electronics Theory
3
AMF259 Advanced Automotive Electronics Lab
1
AMF270 Advanced Automotive Project
1
AMF273 Advanced Ford Diesel Theory
1
AMF274

Advanced Ford Diesel Lab

1
17
Eighth Quarter (Summer 2017)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
AMF174 Ford e-Learning Fundamentals 4
1
AMF284 Automotive Dealership Experience 41
6
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations4
3
10

Total Credits 107-108

1 Based on availability of sponsorship.
2 Students who placed into MTH060 must complete MTH060 before taking MTH065.
3 College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
4 May be completed prior to first quarter.
5 Students planning to transfer and earn an advanced degree may substitute with WR121

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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