• Program: Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training Program (ASSET)
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 96
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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.

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.

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.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 81 Credits
General Education Requirements 9 Credits
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5 3
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 6 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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