What is Ford ASSET Automotive Technology
Ford Motor Company has selected Gateway to offer the Ford ASSET automotive training program, a 24-month associate degree program offered at only 37 locations across the country. Ford sets the academic guidelines necessary to confer Ford technician associate degrees. The academic requirements ensure that ASSET students gain the same Ford Motor Company Service Technician Specialty Training credentials that Ford technicians earn if they enroll in programs at Ford Motor Company Training Centers.
The ASSET program combines eight weeks of class lectures and labs with eight weeks of on-the-job training in a co-op experience at local Ford dealerships. This means the student will participate in a paid internship while enrolled in the program and completing coursework. Every student must be sponsored by a dealership and will rotate through the eight-week segments, alternating the classroom and co-op experience throughout the two-year program. Students must complete the associate degree to obtain the Ford ASSET credential.
What are my career choices?
- Automotive repair and maintenance shops
- Automotive dealers
- Automotive parts stores
- Automotive equipment rental and leasing companies
- Federal, State, and local governments
- Self employment
|Automotive Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Automotive Technology- Automotive Parts/Service Writer Track||$32,592|
|Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic||$32,592|
|Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician||$32,592|
|Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician||$32,592|
|Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician||$32,592|
|Automotive Technology- Automotive Technician Track||$32,592|
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
General Occupational/Technical Studies AAS Degree: Automotive Technician
Length of Program
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.