The Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) program is designed for students interested in beginning their career at a Ford or Lincoln dealership.
The ASSET program leads to a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree using a curriculum designed by Ford and Metropolitan Community College. It involves attending classroom lectures, laboratory work on Ford products at MCC and cooperative work experience at a Ford or Lincoln dealership.
Students earn while they learn, which can help cover part of the program cost.
To be eligible for the ASSET program, the applicant must:
Many Ford and Lincoln dealerships are looking for ASSET candidates and MCC will coordinate
the placement of students accepted to the program. Students will need to complete
the dealership interview and hiring process.
The dealer agrees to
Tuition, fees, books and personal tools are the responsibility of the individual student. Total cost of the two-year program is approximately $13,000. This includes books, but not personal tools (which must be approved by the MCC ASSET Coordinator) and cost approximately $1,500-$2,000. View program cost breakdown by semester (PDF).
Discounts for tools will be available through college and dealership contacts. Regular college financial assistance is available for qualified students through the MCC financial aid office.
The MCC automotive program is accredited by ASE Education Foundation.
Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.
Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.
We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.