Automotive Service (ASSET)

Program Information

Program Code: 
ASSET.AAS...
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
2003
Contact: 
Industrial Technology - technology@hfcc.edu
Description: 

Automotive Service (ASSET) is an associate’s degree program to prepare individuals for service and repair positions in automobile dealerships and independent garages. The program consists of a well-balanced group of courses designed to provide students with the job competencies and skills required for entry-level employment. Students are required to complete 71 credit hours in core, cognate and General Education courses. In addition, students are required to participate in cooperative education at local automobile repair facilities.

Career Opportunities: 

• Service Technician • Service Manager

Accreditation: 

The Automotive Service (ASSET) program is fully certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board and is fully accredited in all Ford Motor Company STST credentialing areas. NATEF, 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Phone: 703-669-6650, www.natef.org.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
71 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.