Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Technician Certificate

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.

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.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program, all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher. 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. Students must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 094 by the end of the second quarter.

Program Length

This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Students continuing with the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Technician degree program may need to withdraw for one or two quarters depending on sequence of courses offered.

Admission Dates

Fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Valid driver’s license is required.

Upon completion of the Ford MLR program, students may transfer to the Automotive Technician or the Automotive Collision degree program. Four additional quarters would be required to complete the AAT degree. Students entering the Automotive Technician program or the Automotive Collision program from the Ford MLR program will not be required to repeat equivalent courses. Students will be required to take IAUT 140 Basic Automotive Welding.

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

 

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

Total Credit Hours:81