¹Students completing the Ford ASSET program must also complete AMT 300, 312, 326 and WELD 160. In addition, 5 units of Work Experience and a total of 1000 sponsored work hours must be completed. AMT 301, 306, and 332 are not required in ASSET.
The Automotive Mechanics Technology Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree may be obtained by completion of the required program and general requirements as well as sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.
General Focus: Courses in the general program are designed to emphasize skills development in efficient diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of the automobile. A wide variety of makes and models of vehicles are used in laboratory practice. Students can enter the General Program in Automotive Mechanics Technology at any semester, Summer, Fall, or Spring. Certificate programs as well as an A.A. degree in Automotive Mechanics Technology are available.
ASSET Focus: Courses in the Ford ASSET program are part of a 2-year sequence of classes designed to prepare people to enter Ford dealerships as automotive technicians. Only Ford products are included in the laboratory portions of these courses. Entry into the program occurs once a year in the Fall semester and students must be sponsored by a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership. Students spend 2 years full-time in the program in staggered classroom and work experience segments. The process of application to this program includes taking CRC assessment exams, assembling a job search
portfolio, attending a counseling appointment and resume/interview workshops, interviewing with the ASSET instructor, and obtaining employment with a sponsoring dealership. All courses in the ASSET program are taken from the specific Ford perspective. For more program and application information, call (916) 691-7391.