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2017-2018 Course Catalog

ASSET-Ford, AAS


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The Automotive Student Service Educational Training program (ASSET), cosponsored by DMACC and Ford Motor Company, is a two-year automotive program designed to prepare students to be competent and professional entry-level Ford or Lincoln dealership technicians. The curriculum, designed by Ford Motor Company and DMACC, leads to the Associate degree in Automotive Technology and Ford Technician Training Certification. The program involves classroom lecture, laboratory experience and dealership work experience.

For more information about the ASSET-Ford program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/automotive/ford.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students start Fall semester


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement, aptitude and ability tests.
  3. Be accepted by Ford Motor Company as a participant.
  4. All program participants must be employed by a participating Ford or Lincoln dealership.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an ASSET-Ford AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average.

Semester 2


Required Course(s)


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


Semester 3


Required Course(s)


Option 2 - Select 1 Course


Option 3 - Select 1 Course


Semester 4


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 74*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5
Books (approximate)  220 80 80 100 100
Tools (approximate) 3500 80 80  55  55

Approximate total for program: $15,524**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Will work in a Ford Motor Company dealership service department.
  • Service automobiles to keep them from developing mechanical problems (preventive maintenance).
  • Diagnose vehicle problems so repairs can be made.
  • Make systematic examinations, adjustments; repair and replace defective parts of cars and trucks.
  • Use different kinds of testing equipment, such as engine analyzers, compression gauges, electrical test meters and computer-based diagnostic equipment.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Use your hands to do technical and manipulative skills with accuracy.
  • Use hand tools and interpret readings from meters, gauges and computers.
  • Establish effective interpersonal relations with customers and coworkers.
  • Read and understand technical information accessed online and from technical manuals.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and take proper remedial measures.
  • Lift and carry objects up to 60 lbs

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Graduates may need to relocate in order to secure employment.
  • Basic math and reading skills are a must.
  • Students must provide own hand tools (at the beginning of the program), approximate cost $3,500.
  • Desire to get most out of coursework as possible.
  • Average starting salary $34,500 (2013-2014 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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