Automotive Technology (Ford ASSET Option), A.A.S., Major #0525

The Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) program is a cooperative education partnership among SUNY Morrisville, Ford and Lincoln Dealers, and Ford Motor Company. The ASSET program allows technical and vocational students to gain on-the-job training at a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership while earning an associate degree in Automotive Technology. Ford ASSET utilizes module based teaching methods at an accelerated pace.

All vehicles, components, special tools, and service information are provided by Ford Motor Company. Instruction is delivered by Ford certified technical trainers in NATEF certified labs and classrooms.

The 50,000 square-foot and 12,000 square-foot automotive facilities provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills in all automotive repair and service areas. Students receive practical laboratory experience in brakes/steering/ suspension, drive-trains, electrical, engine mechanical, engine performance, air conditioning, and basic auto body collision repair in addition to liberal arts courses.

The Automotive Technology Program prepares students for an entry level position in the Automotive/Transportation field and provide the opportunity to complete ASE certifications. Areas for the career opportunities include diagnosis and repair of automobiles and small trucks, with a strong emphasis on computer control diagnostics along with the opportunity to develop as an automotive technician, service manager, parts manager, sales and body specialist, dealership manager, parts store manager and manufacturing facility manager.

The Automotive Technology Program prepares students to continue their education in a 4-year degree program. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater in all Automotive and ASSET classes. Students must complete the A.A.S. degree with a minimum 2.0 grade point average to transfer into the Automotive B. Tech. program as a junior.

Program Requirement: Students are required to have a tool set and roll around tool box.

Upon completion of the ASSET program students will be:

  • Entry-level technicians Ford certified in several specialty areas

  • Prepared to enter a career with their participating Ford or Lincoln dealership

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry

  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive internal combustion engines

  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems

  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems

  • Describe and follow safety and environmental guideline standards for the auto service industry

  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension

 Curriculum Requirements - 63 Credits

Major Field Requirements

Course

Credits

ASET 111 - Intro to Automotive Service

2

ASET 112 - Introduction to Automotive Electrical Systems

3

ASET 113 - Introduction to Braking Systems

3

ASET 121 - Engine Repair

3

ASET 122 - Electrical and Electronic Systems

4

ASET 125 - ASSET Cooperative Training 1

1

ASET 211 - Climate Control 

3

ASET 212 - Steering and Suspension Systems

3

ASET 213 - Manual Transmission Drivetrain

3

ASET 215 - ASSET Cooperative Training 2

4

ASET 221 - Automatic Transmissions

4

ASET 222 - Engine Performance

4

ASET 225 - ASSET Cooperative Training 3

1

AUTO 155 - Intermediate Automotive Electricity and Electronics

3

OR

ASET 160 - Applied Electronics

3

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

SUNY General Education Math (as advised)

3

SUNY General Education Natural Science (as advised)

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

Liberal Art and Science Electives

8


Suggested Course Sequence 

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 17 credits

ASET 111 - Intro to Automotive Service (Fall Only)

2

ASET 112 - Intro to Auto Electrical Systems (Fall Only)

3

ASET 113 - Intro to Braking Systems (Fall Only)

3

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

SUNY General Education MATH as advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 14 credits

ASET 121 - Engine Repair (Spring Only)

3

ASET 122 - Electrical and Electronics… (Spring Only)

4

ASET 125 - Cooperative Training 1 (Spring Only)

1

AUTO 155 - Int. Auto. Electricity… (Spring Only) (or ASET 160)

3

SUNY General Education Natural Science as advised

3

Year 2/Fall - 18 credits

ASET 211 - Climate Control (Fall Only)

2

ASET 212 - Steering & Suspension Systems (Fall Only)

3

ASET 213 - Manual Transmissions (Fall Only)

3

ASET 215 - Cooperative Training 2 (Fall Only)

4

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

Liberal Art and Science Elective as advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 14 Credits

ASET 221 - Automatic Transmissions (Spring Only)

4

ASET 222 - Engine Performance (Spring Only)

4

ASET 225 - Cooperative Training 3 (Spring Only)

1

Liberal Arts and Sciences to complete minimum 20 credits

5