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Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Admission Dates
Fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
Valid driver’s license is required.

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.

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 must have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. Students must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the second quarter.

Program Length: This program is approximately four 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.

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 139 Basic Automotive Welding.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
FAUT 120Ford Introduction to Automotive2
FAUT 144Ford Basic Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Testing6
FAUT 147Ford Automotive Brakes6
FAUT 149Ford Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment7
FAUT 157Ford Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Alignment Lab5
FAUT 172Ford Base Steering, Suspension, & Alignment6
FAUT 179Automotive General Maintenance & Tires7
FAUT 185Ford Brake Systems Diagnosis2
FAUT 255Ford Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation6
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits65

Ford Introduction to Automotive

Item #
FAUT 120
Total Credits
2

Students will be preparing for working in a shop environment by covering HAZMAT issues, equipment safety and operation, hand tool selection and use, and service information selection and use.  Students will also become familiar with employment opportunities and expectations, and certification requirements.

Prerequisites
Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 149, FAUT 179 and FAUT 172 required.
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Ford Basic Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Testing

Item #
FAUT 144
Total Credits
6

Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems using the Symptom-to-System-to-Component-to-Cause process. Use special tools and service equipment associated with electrical diagnosis and repair. Use all service publications in their available formats to obtain needed information for diagnosis.

Perform diagnosis test procedures. Perform repair procedures. Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used during common service operations and will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites
Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 212 and FAUT 209 is required.
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Ford Automotive Brakes

Item #
FAUT 147
Total Credits
6

Covers brake system theory and operation, diagnostic strategies, and component removal/reinstallation.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list. (See syllabus).

Prerequisites
Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 157, FAUT 185, and FAUT 255 is required.
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Ford Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment

Item #
FAUT 149
Total Credits
7

Students will learn suspension and steering principles, diagnostic strategies, and component removal/reinstallation.  Alignment geometry and serice procedures are also covered.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list (see syllabus).

Prerequisites
Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 120, FAUT 172, and FAUT 179 is required.
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Ford Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Alignment Lab

Item #
FAUT 157
Total Credits
5

Provides students with the opportunity to practice the skills covered in FAUT 147 and FAUT 149. Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during common service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites
Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 147, FAUT 185, and FAUT 255 is required.
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Ford Base Steering, Suspension, & Alignment

Item #
FAUT 172
Total Credits
6

Students will learn suspension and steering principles, alignment geometry and service procedures to diagnose and correct excessive tire wear and pull concerns. Students will perform suspension adjustments using an alignment machine; perform power steering service and tests; correctly inspect steering and suspension system components; and flush, fill and inspect power steering systems.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology and procedures used during common steering and suspension service operations, and will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites
Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 120, FAUT 149, and FAUT 179 is required.
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Automotive General Maintenance & Tires

Item #
FAUT 179
Total Credits
7

Topics covered include shop safety practices, general automotive maintenance, vehicle checkups and multi-point inspections.

Students will perform scheduled maintenance on items such as fluid and filter changes, and learn wheel and tire service procedures.  Students will use all available service publications to identify automotive systems and components and become familiar with the tools, terminology and procedures used during routine maintenance, inspections and wheel and tire service. Students will have the opportunity to practice the procedures identified as priority tasks in the NAFEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites
Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 120, FAUT 149, and FAUT 179 is required.
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Ford Brake Systems Diagnosis

Item #
FAUT 185
Total Credits
2

Topics covered include brake-system diagnosis and testing and brake-system service.  Students will diagnose brake concerns using all available service publications. Identify brake-system components and perform brake-system inspections; machine rotors using an on-car lathe; and become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations. Students will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites
Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 147, FAUT 157, and FAUT 255 is required.
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Ford Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation

Item #
FAUT 255
Total Credits
6

Provides students with theory, troubleshooting, and repair of automotive air-conditioning systems, heating systems, and ventilation systems.  Also covers recovery and recycling of both R-12 and R-134A refrigerants and procedures used during common service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) “TASK LIST”.

Prerequisites
Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement .
Co-requisites
Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 147, FAUT 157 and FAUT 185 is required.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)

Total Credits
5
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.

Prerequisites
None.
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