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  1. 1. Student Information Booklet
  2. 2. The Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) program is an alliance among Ford Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers and local participating community colleges. The ASSET program allows technical and vocational students to get on- the-job training at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership while earning an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology at a local, participating community college. Vision Ford ASSET will be recognized as the premier program in the global automotive industry for the training and placement of new manufacturer-specific service technicians. Mission Ford ASSET is to be the primary source of new technicians trained and equipped with the basic knowledge, skills, and experience to become successful and productive career professionals at the Masters level. Good Technicians Are Hard to Find. They're Developed in the Ford ASSET Program Ford ASSET stands for the Automotive Student Service Educational Training Program. It is an alliance among Ford Motor Company, your Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers and local participating community colleges. This program allows highly motivated people to get started on a career as a Quality Care technician. It's also one way your dealer helps ensure that the best and the brightest people are working on your vehicle. Through the ASSET Program, local dealers handpick the students and oversee their education and training. So that by the time they graduate, the students know your vehicle inside and out.
  3. 3. The ASSET program allows technical and vocational students to get on-the-job training at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership while earning an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology at a local, participating community college. After graduation, students are likely to be hired for a full-time job at one of the 5,000+ Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealerships, to the tune of a 99% success rate. In fact, in 1996, 600 students, nationwide, graduated from the ASSET program and 594 of them are working full time in Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealerships! It's a fairly demanding course, but there's plenty of benefits to make it worth your while. You'll be getting not only in-class instruction from trained instructors, but also hands-on experience at a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership, and earning money while you're getting your Associates Degree. Anyone who is a high school graduate and interested in the technical side of vehicles is eligible. Vehicle enthusiasts and high school Auto Shop students are typical candidates. While most students find out about the program through their high schools, eligibility is not limited to current or recent high school graduates. How the Program Works ASSET is a 2-year program divided into two parts. Nine to 12 weeks of classroom instruction are alternated with 9-12 weeks of paid co-op work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership. Upon completing the ASSET program, every participant is equipped with the basic skills and experience to be a successful service technician. You and the Dealer Sponsoring Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers play a vital role in ASSET. Each dealer: • Interviews and selects prospective students • Appoints an in-dealership coordinator to help the school ASSET coordinator plan and monitor the cooperative work experience • Provides the work experience that reinforces your most recent classroom instruction • Pays you for working at the dealership • Supplies you with uniforms (in keeping with dealership policy) Dealer Benefits No initial investment • Improved Fix-It-Right-the-First-Time capability • Less dealership training (downtime) for technicians in the future • A continuous source for recruiting educated technicians The Curriculum at Morrisville State College FIRST YEAR Fall Semester Credits ENGL 101 Language and Composition 3 MATH Mathematics (as advised)* 3 AUTO 102 Metals 3 ASET 101 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
  4. 4. ASET 102 Braking Systems 3 ASET 103 Basic Electrical Systems 3 Credits: 17 Cooperative Employment Spring Semester Credits PHYS 107 Introduction to Physics I 4 ELEC 160 Applied Linear Electricity and Electronics 3 ASET 121 Engine Repair 3 ASET 122 Electronic Systems 4 Credits: 14 Cooperative Employment SECOND YEAR Fall Semester Credits SOCS Elective 3 CITA 100 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications 2 ASET 201 Steering and Suspension Systems 3 ASET 202 Manual Transmissions and Drive Trains 3 ASET 203 Climate Control 2 Credits: 13 Spring Semester Credits ENGL English (as advised) 3 SOCS Elective 3 ASET 222 Engine Performance 4 ASET 223 Automatic Transmissions 4 Credits: 14 Cooperative Employment Semester break 1 2-3 weeks ASET 123 1 Semester break 10-12 weeks ASET 200 4 Semester break 2 2-3 weeks ASET 225 1 Credits: 6 Total Credits: 64 • Demonstrated proficiency through MATH 102 – Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry is required for this program. Continuation into the bachelor of technology degree: Students must complete the A.A.S. degree program (with a minimum 2.5 grade point average) before entering the B.T. program. Tool Requirements
  5. 5. We have special arrangements for the purchase of the required tools with Snap-On, Sears (Craftsman), MAC Tools, Inc. and the local NAPA store (all tools are professional quality and carry a lifetime guarantee). You can write to the address below for details (please specify which brand(s) you are interested in). State University of New York School of Science and Technology Automotive Tool List Galbreath Hall Morrisville, NY 13408 You will need one (1) pair of safety glasses (clear lenses) to be worn during all lab periods. Please note that this is a New York State Safety regulation which will be enforced, starting with the 1st day of school. Shopcoats/coveralls and leather work shoes (no athletic shoes) are required for the protection of you and your clothing, as a large portion of the course will consist of actual mechanical work. You should have at least two (2) shopcoats/coveralls and more if you desire. The following tools and tool box are required so that you will have a basic amount of tools to enter your future vocation. All tools should be of professional quality. Professional tools have a lifetime guarantee. THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE REQUIRED for first semester unless marked with an asterisk (*) - these will be needed for the third semester. 1 - Tool Box (lockable top box and/or roll cabinet) Socket Sets: (6 point sockets are recommended) SHALLOW & DEEP 1/4" drive, 7/32" to ½" and 4mm to 13mm 3/8" drive, 3/8" to 13/16" and 8mm to 19mm including 5/8" and 13/16" spark plug sockets ½" drive, 3/8" to 1-1/4: and 17mm to 30mm Socket Adapters: ½" to 3/8", 3/8" to ½", 3/8" to 1/4" Socket Drivers: Ratchets: 1/4", 3/8" and ½" drive Flex Handles: 3/8" and ½" drive Extensions: 3", 6", and 10" all drives *Oxygen sensor socket
  6. 6. 1 set internal 8T to 60T, 1 set external 8T to 50T 0-4" or 0-6" dial caliper/or vernier caliper Tire pressure gauge 0-50 lbs./in2 and valve core tool. Tire chuck and OSHA approved blowgun. Air tools use type "B" quick coupler. Wrenches: 1/4" to 1" and Combination Wrenches: 5mm to 22mm 3/8" to 3/4" Flare Nut Wrenches: and 7mm to 21mm 5/64" to 3/8" and 1.25mm to Hex Wrenches (Allen): 10mm (socket type recommended) Torque wrench 0 -150 ft. lbs. 5/16 ratcheting Battery terminal wrench box Screwdrivers: Phillips: #1 and #2 1/8" x 4", 1/4" Flat Blade: x 6", 5/16" x 8", 3/8" x 12" 5/16" x 1-3/4" Punch and Chisel Set including center punch. Pliers: Common slip-joint, needle nose, locking (visegrip, 7" and needle nose), arc joint (waterpump), 6" or 7" diagonal cutters, internal & external snap ring, wire strippers. Hammers: 1 lb., 2 lb. ball peen and soft face hammer Battery Terminal Brush Gasket Scraper 1" Putty Knife