Ford Motor Company’s Automotive Student Service Educational Training program, ASSET, is a two-year apprenticeship program designed to prepare individuals to work as an automotive service technician at a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership. The Dealership Sponsored Technician Associate in Applied Sciences degree curriculum was designed by Ford Motor Company and Brookhaven College.
ASSET students attend intensive 10-week sessions of classroom lecture and laboratory exercises at Brookhaven College, followed by a 10-week cooperative work experience at the student’s sponsoring Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership. This process allows the student to apply recent classroom activities in a professional dealership environment. The total program lasts about 90 weeks, with approximately 50 weeks spent at Brookhaven College and 40 weeks at the student’s sponsoring dealership.