Ford ASSET Automotive Technology

Go beyond car repair with this comprehensive program. You’ll gain the technical expertise necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain today’s high-tech automotive systems.

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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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
low: $19k med: $32k high: $58k

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
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Automotive Technician $32,592
Automotive Technology- Automotive Parts/Service Writer Track $32,592
Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic $32,592
Automotive Electrician $32,592
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician $32,592
Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician $32,592
Brake Repairer $32,592
Tune-up Mechanic $32,592
Engine Repairer $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.

Program Contact

Ken Jones
Automotive Technology
(859) 442-4169

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