Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Technician Associate of Applied Technology Degree

CIP Code

47.0604

This program is currently not admitting new students.

Designed by Ford Motor Company to prepare students with the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician.

In addition to Ford training, students receive hands-on experience working with Ford vehicles and using the latest Ford diagnostic tools.

The program is also designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students participate in realistic training that prepares them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification. Cooperative work experience is available with instructor’s permission. Credits will depend on time spent in co-op.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

General Degree Requirements

Students in Automotive Technician, Ford MLR, or Automotive Collision Technician programs must pass all program classes with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in order to enroll in the next quarter program courses shown on the degree or certificate education plan. To remain in the program, all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and the required tools by the start of the second quarter. To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program, all courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) GPA or higher.

Students pursuing an AAT degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length

This program is approximately seven quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Students transferring to the Automotive Technician degree program may need to withdraw for one or two quarters to finish their program of study.

Admission Dates

Fall, winter, and spring quarters, or by instructor’s permission.

Program Outcomes

• Apply appropriate industry standards and Ford practices to diagnose and repair automotive vehicles.

• Use modern automotive diagnostic and repair equipment properly.

• Use printed and computer-based Ford service repair information for vehicle repair procedures.

• Use hand and power tools appropriately in an automotive repair environment.

• Apply appropriate mathematical skills in the process of diagnosis and repair of automobiles.

• Model ethical and professional behavior including customer communication skills essential to the requirements of the automotive repair workplace.

• Demonstrate hands-on competency in the areas of steering and suspension, electrical systems, brake systems, and climate control.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 094 or meet appropriate placement and be concurrently enrolled in MAT 092 or meet appropriate placement while enrolled in FAUT. Valid driver’s license is required.

Program Course List

FAUT 120Ford Introduction to Automotive

2

FAUT 144Ford Basic Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Testing

6

FAUT 147Ford Automotive Brakes

6

FAUT 149Ford Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment

7

FAUT 157Ford Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering, & Alignment Lab

5

FAUT 172Ford Base Steering, Suspension, & Alignment

6

FAUT 179Ford General Maintenance & Tires

7

FAUT 185Ford Brake Systems Diagnosis

2

FAUT 209Ford Electronic Systems

7

FAUT 212Ford Electrical Systems

9

FAUT 255Ford Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation

6

IAUT 140Basic Automotive Welding

4

AUT 174Engine Minor Mechanical Repair

6

AUT 175Engine Major Mechanical Repair

7

AUT 178Engine Mechanical Lab

3

AUT 217Automotive Ignition Systems

7

AUT 223Automotive Fuel Systems

7

AUT 236Automotive Emissions Systems

7

AUT 239Automotive Clutches & Manual Transmissions

9

AUT 243Automotive Axles, Drivelines, Differentials & Transfer Cases

6

AUT 246Manual Drive Trains & Axles Lab

4

AUT 247Automatic Transmissions

7

AUT 250Automatic Transaxles

7

AUT 251CAPAutomatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab

4

AUT 270Introduction to Hybrid Safety

4

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:167

NOTE: 

Computer Literacy Requirement: Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam

Optional Course

AUT 295On-the-Job Training/Work-Based Learning

1-2

Optional Electives

Students may also choose to take any course in the following programs as an optional elective for this program: Auto Collision, Auto Restoration and Customization, and Automotive Hybrid.