• Ford ASSET Admission Process


  • The Automotive Technology – Ford ASSET program is a limited entry program.

    Prior to applying, it is very important that you read through the Program Details, curriculum information and Enrollment Guidelines for Limited & Restricted Entry Programs. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed of requirements as criteria can change from year to year.

    Accommodations - The application must be filled out by hand and submitted, along with supporting documents to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records Office, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97030. People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Disability Services Office at dsoweb@mhcc.edu or 503-491-6923.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Ford ASSET program. The Admission, Registration and Records office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    Once applicants have met all program criteria, including dealership sponsorship, they are admitted on a first completed, first accepted basis until the program is full. Once the program is full, applicants will be placed on an alternate list.

    If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email the admissions evaluator, at LRAdmissions@mhcc.edu. For questions about the program, contact Jerry Lyons, faculty adviser, by calling 503-491-7203 or emailing Jerry.Lyons@mhcc.edu.

    Date of Application: The program starts Summer term 2018 (June 25, 2018). Students may submit applications beginning October 2017 through June 22, 2018. All required documentation listed on the application checklist must be received by the Admissions, Registration and Records office for the application to be considered complete. Once applicants have met all program criteria, including dealer sponsorship, they are admitted on a first completed, first accepted basis until the program is full. Please note, students may be accepted at the discretion of the program faculty after the application close date.

    Applicant Priority Consideration: Pre-Approved Sponsorship – The Ford ASSET program works in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Dealerships. As such, dealerships have the option of pre-approving sponsorship of applicants. In most cases, these students have priority for admission. This can reduce the number of positions available to the non-pre-sponsored applicants each year.

    If you are currently working at a dealership, see the Service Manager Director for possible sponsorship into the program. If he/she is not familiar with the program, have him/her contact one of the faculty advisers for information.

    Applicants who have priority consideration must meet the same requirements as the other applicants in terms of the admissions criteria. In the event a priority applicant does not meet the minimum skills prerequisite, they may be admitted on a "conditional" basis. Skills prerequisite must be demonstrated within three terms of "conditional acceptance" to remain in the program.

    Further Considerations

    • Although you are not required to provide your Social Security number for general admission to MHCC, the dealerships must have an employee's Social Security number to report wage and tax information on the W-2 Form.
    • Some dealerships require pre-employment drug testing and background checks.
    • Students who lose dealership sponsorship, and are unable to secure another sponsor, will be dropped from the program.
    • Students who are not accepted into the Ford ASSET program, but do meet admissions criteria, may choose to apply to one of the other automotive programs listed below that are available at MHCC.
    • Chrysler MCAP and IMPORT degree programs
    • Maintenance and Light Repair, less than One-Year Certificate – Begins every fall term.
    Application Facts
    Year Total Applied Complete Incomplete Most Common Reasons For Incomplete Applications
    2017 40 32 8
    • Not current MHCC student
    • Skills Prerequisite – CPT expired/no CPT/no official transcript(s) of completed coursework
    • Missing DMV Court Print
    • Missing photocopy of Driver's License

    PHASE 1: Admission Criteria — Required Documents

    Items listed from steps 1 through 7 must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

    1. General Admission Application : Apply Online and select "Select General Studies" as your major.

    2. Application Packet Checklist (see page 2 of application)

    3. Ford ASSET Program Application (see page 3 of application)

      In addition to the items above, applicants must also submit documentation of the following:

    4. Age Requirement: Applicants accepted to the Ford ASSET program must be at least 18 years of age by September 24, 2018.

    5. Driver's License: A clear and legible photocopy of your valid driver's license must be included in the packet. If currently not driving, applicant is required to submit a valid driver's license by June 1, 2018.

    6. Driving Record: Each applicant is required to have a good driving record. In the course of the dealership experiences, students test drive vehicles to verify customer concerns and needed repairs. Dealership insurance carriers also require students in the program to have valid driver's license and good driving records for insurance coverage.

      Applicants should obtain a copy of the “Court Print” of their driving record since dealerships may ask to see the Court Print as part of their interview process. The court print can be obtained by going to any DMV office with your driver's license. There is a $3.00 fee.

    7. Minimum Skills Prerequisite Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate prerequisite skills in reading, writing, and math by either Option 1 or 2 listed below. If using Option 2, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher.

    Options Reading Writing Math
    1-CPT RD115 WR115/WR101 MTH060
    2-Coursework RD090/IECC201R/WR115 or higher level of reading or Writing-specific course WR090/IECC201W or a higher level of Writing-specific course MTH020 or a higher level Math-specific course

    OPTION 1 – Mt. Hood Community College Placement Test (CPT)

    • The Accuplacer College Placement Test (CPT) is a non-timed skills assessment test given on a walk-in basis.
    • Students are encouraged to review the CPT prep page available at College Placement Test Score Information .
    • There is no fee to take the CPT. Your scores will be available upon completion of the test.
    • CPT scores are valid for five years. If CPT scores are over five years old, they are not valid, and the applicant will need to retest for placement.
    • Applicants who live more than two hours away may take the test by proctor. Please call the MHCC Testing Services for more information at 503-491-7591.
    • If you have COMPASS scores from another school, you will not need to take MHCC's Accuplacer CPT. Please submit your COMPASS score report to Testing Services via fax at 503-491-7594 or email to testing@mhcc.edu. Your test results will be converted for use at MHCC. Please note: MHCC is unable to utilize ALEKS scores for math placement.
    • If you are only taking portions of the CPT, you will need to obtain a "waiver" form by bringing appropriate transcripts to the Academic Advising and Transfer Center, Room AC 2253.
    • Test scores are not on official college transcripts. You will need to contact your college's testing center to obtain your reading, writing, and math scores for use at MHCC.
    • Students may be able to use Smarter Balanced or GED scores for meeting the academic skills requirements, see College Placement Test Score Information.

    OPTION 2 – Transcript Requirements if meeting the Minimum Skills Prerequisite using Completed Coursework.

    • Transcripts must be official (unopened) and issued directly from the accredited institution where the courses were taken. Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts such as Parchment or EDI) submitted via secure electronic delivery service are acceptable and may be submitted to ar@mhcc.edu.
    • Do NOT include an MHCC transcript. They are already on file.
    • Coursework showing as transferred from one institution to another is not accepted. Original transcripts must accompany all earned, attempted, or audited college credits.
    • Nationally accredited (for-profit institutions) transcripts are not required and will not fulfill program or degree requirements but may be submitted.
    • If an up-to-date transcript is on file (showing most recently completed coursework with nothing in progress), applicants do not need to submit another copy.
    • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated before the application deadline by an outside credential services. Acceptable credential evaluation services may be found at NACES and AICE. Evaluation processing for foreign transcripts is time consuming, and our process could take up to six weeks. It is best to start this process early. A foreign bachelor's degree does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement.

    TRANSFER CREDITS: Upon acceptance to the program, students who have prior college coursework applicable to their Ford ASSET program may request a transcript evaluation online.

    Students who successfully complete Phase 1 will be notified by email to complete Phase 2.

    PHASE 2: Admission Criteria — Dealership Sponsorship Requirement

    All applicants must be sponsored by a dealership prior to acceptance to the Ford ASSET program. Applicants may obtain a list of potential sponsoring dealership repair facilities by the Ford ASSET program coordinator based on dealership employment criteria, driving distance, student product preferences and other placement criteria. The student must secure an interview and be hired by a dealership in order to be accepted into the Ford ASSET program at MHCC.

    Accepted applicants who lose dealership sponsorship, and are unable to secure another sponsorship, will be dropped from the program. Please direct questions regarding dealership sponsorships to Jerry Lyons by calling 503-491-7203 or emailing Jerry.Lyons@mhcc.edu.

    PHASE 3: PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE AND REGISTRATION

    • Add @mhcc.edu to your "safe senders list". All application notifications are sent via email. It is your responsibility to set your "spam filter" system to accept email addresses containing @mhcc.edu. MHCC is not responsible for notices not received due to spam or junk mail handling. It is recommended that applicants check email on a computer and NOT a smart phone.
    • Students must confirm their acceptance into the Ford ASSET program by replying to the acceptance email within the specified timeline indicated in the email. Failure to respond will result in the seat being given to the next qualified applicant.
    • Students admitted into the Ford ASSET program must register for program classes by the date specified in their acceptance letter. Students who fail to register by the stated date will forfeit the seat in the program.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA & ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act Information

    Mt. Hood Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions or access to its programs, services and activities. If you have a disability and need accommodations, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact Disability Services at 503-491-6923 or dso.web@mhcc.edu. Individuals are not required to disclose disability in the admissions process. Disability Services staff can provide assistance and guidance during the application process if you have any questions. Individuals with disabilities are required to meet the essential functions of the curriculum and program with reasonable accommodations.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities. The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran's status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic.

    Non-Discrimination

    The College promotes non-discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to non-discrimination.

    Financial Aid

    Applicants may qualify for financial aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online. This application includes grants, loans and work study. Information about financial aid, including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid web page. Scholarships are also available. Visit the scholarship web page for more information.

    To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on October 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program applications. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.

    Veteran Services

    If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard and plan to take classes, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs or Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits may also be available to eligible spouses and/or children of veterans. The Office of Veteran's Services, located in AC1152 on the main level of the Gresham campus, provides a one-stop, centrally located area for students applying for or have questions regarding their veteran benefits.