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Master Automobile Service Technology Ford ASSET

Earn an Associate Degree in the Master Automobile Service Technology Ford ASSET Program at Aims

If you’re a car enthusiast and enjoy working with your hands, you can learn how to repair and service Ford vehicles while forging a steady path to employment. To meet the high demand for trained service technicians in Colorado, Aims offers an associate degree program that gives you career-ready automotive service training on Ford vehicles. Even better, you can earn income and work history through a paid internship at a local Ford dealer.

Developed in partnership with Ford Motor Company, the Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) program is the first and only Ford service training program in Colorado.

The Aims Ford ASSET associate degree program will give you:

The Aims Ford ASSET automobile service technology degree program is a hands-on learning experience where you’ll learn to use the latest diagnostic and repair equipment. You’ll have the chance to work directly on Ford vehicles, including electric and hybrid models in the state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot Automotive and Technology Center, located on the Windsor Campus.

The Aims automotive programs are accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. As you progress through the automotive repair degree program, you’ll also get the chance to earn ASE certifications in addition to your Ford STST certifications. These third-party industry certifications give you an advantage in the job market after graduating as a master automobile service technician.

The Aims Automotive Department offers free tours of the Automotive and Technology Center where you can ask questions and see the auto shop and simulators in action.

At Aims, you’ll work directly on various Ford vehicles donated by local dealerships using advanced shop equipment and industry-leading Snap-on tools. You’ll also have the chance to share your passion for cars in the Full Throttle Club and the annual Aims Car Show.

If you want to learn how to repair automobiles and gain the professional skills to find work in the industry, earn an associate of applied science in automotive technology Ford ASSET degree at Aims and start your career with confidence.

Ford ASSET Program - Aims Community College

Gain hands-on technical skills and knowledge of Ford vehicles to start a career in automobile service technology

The six-semester Aims Ford Asset program combines classroom knowledge with extensive hands-on learning in the Automotive and Technology Center shop. If desired, you can complete the program at a faster pace by taking summer classes. Each automotive service technology degree course builds your knowledge and skills to prepare you for work in the industry.

Gain essential automotive service technology skills that will help you start your career, including:

  • Auto shop safety
  • Brake systems
  • Engine diagnostics, service and repair
  • Starting and charging systems
  • Automotive electricity
  • Manual and automatic transmissions

Snap-on Tools at Aims

As you progress through each class in the Ford ASSET program, you’ll earn Snap-on tools that are yours to keep, including:

  • Nine-piece wrench set
  • Adjustable torque wrench
  • General service socket wrench set
  • Adjustable joint interlocking channel wrench
  • Digital multimeter

By the time you complete your first year, you’ll acquire enough tools to get an entry-level job as a service technician.

Gain part-time employment at a Ford dealership and earn college credits with a paid internship


The Aims automotive department works with local Ford/Lincoln dealership partners both to support your educational experience and to help you find your first part-time service technician job.

These partners include:

  • Loveland Ford
  • Phil Long Ford of Denver
  • Schomp Ford
  • Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood
  • Barbee’s Freeway Ford
  • Phil Long Chapel Hills
  • Mike Maroone Ford Longmont
  • Castle Rock Ford
  • Ken Garff Ford Cheyenne
  • Ken Garff Ford Fort Collins
  • Ken Garff Ford Greeley
  • Interstate Ford

Launch Your Automotive Service Technology Career With Ford Service Training


If you want to learn the technology and skills to repair the various systems that make Ford vehicles run smoothly, the Aims Ford ASSET associate degree program can help you start your career.

As part of your degree training, you’ll earn several Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certifications:

  • Steering & Suspension
  • Electrical Systems
  • Climate Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Brake Systems
  • Diesel Engine Repair & Performance
  • Gasoline Engine Repair & Performance
$59,387 Median salary for U.S. automotive service technicians, 2024 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ford ASSET Master Automobile Service Technology Faculty and Staff

Learn from instructors with professional experience in the auto service industry. For example, your lead instructor is a Ford-Certified Aims graduate with eight years of heavy line technician experience with Ford Motor Company. Your instructors can prepare you for success in the automotive industry and teach you how to become a valuable employee and team member. 


  • Headshot of Larry Baker

    Larry Baker

    Professor, Automotive Service Technology
  • Valeska Houton

    Valeska Howton

    Instructor, Automotive Service Technology Ford Asset