Ford ASSET Program
Genuine Ford training, hands-on, in-depth, and around the car knowledge is what you will gain with Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training). Ford ASSET is a 24-month, six semester, associate degree training program that provides you with the skills to succeed in the rapidly advancing automotive industry. By combining classroom training and automotive internship experiences, at a sponsoring dealership, you will benefit from specialized training on Ford vehicles, components, and software. Put your automotive career in gear with Ford ASSET.
The Ford ASSET building is a dedicated lab and classroom equipped exclusively with diagnostic tools as used in Ford/Lincoln dealerships. Hand tools are supplied to students while they work and learn on campus. The student’s personal tools are kept at their internship location.
Mac Tools, Snap On, Matco, and Craftsman Tools Industrial have a copy of the program's recommended tool list and will be represented at a tool show on campus in early July and also during the first weeks of Fall Semester. Ford ASSET students may receive special pricing.
- Must meet the requirements for employment at the Ford dealership.
- Ability to work on your feet for eight hours or more.
- Ability to work in cramped positions; kneeling, squatting, bending.
- Ability to lift 75 pounds.
- Ability to understand written and oral directions.
- Must have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
- Must be able to pass a drug test.
A Ford ASSET graduate has a set of expected duties or tasks to perform each day. A graduate that is employed by a dealership will often open the service garage and prepare it for the day's work. The employee is responsible for the accurate diagnosis of any Ford/Lincoln brought into the dealership for repair through the use of advanced diagnostic equipment and deductive reasoning. The Ford technician will ensure that the repairs meet Ford specifications and that the customer receives quality service. The Ford technician may need to speak with the customer after the diagnosis is made to confirm that the customer indeed wants the repairs performed.
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
Ford Service Technician
Ford/Lincoln dealers who are active participants in the Ford ASSET program are welcome to serve on this committee. This committee is comprised of a cross section of service personnel including: dealer principals, technicians, students, Ford Motor Company representatives and Hennepin Technical College personnel. Our main purpose is to provide valuable input for program improvements and growth to prepare students for success on the job.
The Ford ASSET program at HTC is NATEF certified. NATEF is an independent, non-profit organization that assesses technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and the recommendation of qualifying programs for accreditation by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).