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Brad McCombs

Brad McCombs

Instructor Ford ASSET Program Coordinator


Contact Info:

Phone: (619) 660-4267 Office: (619) 701-1226 Cell
Fax: (619) 660-4389
Office: K-118
Office Hours: See below for office hours



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Ford ASSET Application

Course Notes:

The Ford ASSET Program is an accelerated cooperative work experience based training program. Students who complete this program will receive an Associate of Science Degree including Ford Certifications allowing warranty service in content areas at a Ford dealership. Students must attain a sponsoring dealer for the required work experience component of this degree. The courses are accelerated eight week courses meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The content consists of Web Based Learning Modules that need to be completed as homework, workstation labs, quizzes, and objective tests.

Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Education Training) is recognized as one of the very best training programs in the world.

We have openings at the end of every eight week semester depending on the class size, your dealer sponsor, and acceptance of your signed application.

Ford ASSET Drive Train

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Course Notes:

The Ford ASSET 192 course includes a detailed study of modern automatic transmissions, differentials, manual transmissions, clutch systems, and service procedures required to properly maintain these mechanical components. We will study basic and advanced power train systems and how they interrelate to the other systems used by the main control modules PCM, TCM, and ABS. The laboratories will cover disassembly and reassembly of power train components; systems inspections, adjustment and repair procedures, hydraulic service procedures, and Ford electronic systems procedures that are necessary for modern power train repair and service.

This course also demonstrates repair procedures as applied to checking and correcting drive train ECU updates. We will use state of the art equipment provided by Ford. Students will demonstrate ability to repair and replace power train components, and describe various modern designs including electronic active systems.  This course emphasizes practical experience on Ford laboratory automobiles.  ASSET 192 will prepare students for ASE Certification in the described content areas. This course is complemented by required work experience in a Ford dealership.

Power train engineering and design is a fascinating art form. The designs mimic nature, and have complexity to make drive shift strategies autonomous. Students will find this is an exciting specialization in Ford dealerships, and will enjoy describing power flow.

Ford ASSET Work Experience  Auto 197

Course Links:

Ford ASSET Work Experience Record Book
Student Evaluation Form
Community Service Learning- Work Experience Agreement

Course Notes:

We can't learn to play the piano with pressing on the keys and memorizing the sounds and feel of the instrument. It is best to learn from a master. During campus based classes you will learn fundamentals of applied technologies. During work experience you will learn how technologies are applied in a real work environment. Students will learn more from experience in the field; and the classroom, and online learning modules will gain perspective and meaning. This class is the only repeated class in our Ford ASSET curriculum because it is the most important class.
Introduction to Automotive Technology  Auto 99

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Course Notes:

PURPOSE: This course will provide the student with an overview of the physical, electrical and mechanical functions of the automobile. The theory of operation of many of the basic components of automobiles will be emphasized. This course attempts to recognize the entry-level of the student population ranges from no theoretical or practical automotive mechanical experience to extensive practical and some theoretical experience.

This course also recognizes that the expectations of the student population varies widely, including those seeking a consumer point of view and those who plan a career as a professional automotive technician.

The course will be informative and enlightening for the consumer oriented student and will set the stage for students in the automotive technology major for the remainder of their course work.

This course does not provide “hands-on” automotive experience. The basic “hands-on” course is the accompanying, and recommended lab: Auto100. Both the Auto 099 and Auto 100 courses are highly recommended for those students who wish to maximize their understanding of basic automotive systems.


Office Hours- and Questions about the Ford ASSET Program

Monday 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Web Based
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. K-118
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Web Based
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. K-118
Friday 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. K-118

Military Veterans are encouraged to enroll in our Ford ASSET Program.

Do you have questions about the Ford ASSET Program? Please contact me and I will help

you make an informed decision about this program.

The work experience component of the Ford ASSET Program does not need to be fulfilled until we have arranged a Ford dealer sponsor. You can register without a sponsor and gain certificates, which will improve your ability to gain employment at a Ford Dealership. 

Last Updated: 08/15/2016
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