Automotive Service (ASSET)

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2003
Program Code
ASSET.AAS
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632, steminfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Kristopher Young: 313-845-6324, ksyoung@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162C

Program Description

Description

Prepares individuals for service and repair positions in automobile dealerships and independent garages. Courses provide successful students with the job competencies and skills required for entry-level employment. In addition to completing core, support, and General Education credits, students are required to participate in cooperative education at local automobile repair facilities.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the career opportunities in the automotive service industry.
  • Develop the requisite entry-level skills and knowledge for employment in the automotive service industry.
  • Demonstrate the utilization of safety hazards standards/precautions as associated with the automotive service industry, and develop and demonstrate the necessary skills to work safely in auto labs and service shop environments.
  • Demonstrate the characteristics and standards of professionalism that contribute to an effective job performance in a manner that include behavior, appearance and punctuality.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills both in the written and verbal forms to communicate difficult and technical information to others, including fellow students, instructors and/or customers.
  • Apply the learned theories of automotive technology to specific situations to reach conclusion resulting in the proper diagnosis and repair through the use of interpreted data, and previous experiences, and to identify root causes.
  • Demonstrate the utilization of technology reflective to the task to effectively retrieve information to solve complex problems through critical analysis to ensuring adequate preparations for the advancements that take place in the automotive service industry.
Career Opportunities

• Service Technician
• Service Manager


Accreditation

The Automotive Service (ASSET) program is fully certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board and is fully accredited in all Ford Motor Company STST credentialing areas. NATEF, 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 703-669-6650, www.natef.org.

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours
3.00

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
69.00