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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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Course Links:

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.

Auto-191-8335  Ford ASSET Brakes-Advanced-Brakes-Steering-Suspension-NAV

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Course Notes:

The Ford ASSET 191 course includes a detailed study of modern automotive braking systems and service procedures. We will study basic brakes, advanced brakes, which include Anti-Lock braking systems, and traction control systems. The laboratories will cover drum and disc brake systems inspection, adjustment and repair procedures, brake hydraulic service procedures, and Ford electronic systems procedures that are necessary for modern brake repair.

This course also demonstrates four wheel alignment principles as applied to checking and correcting alignment settings. We will use state of the art alignment equipment, and tire replacement and balancing equipment. Students will demonstrate ability to repair and replace suspension components, and describe various suspension designs including electronic suspension systems.  This course emphasizes practical experience on Ford laboratory automobiles. 

This course will also include specialized study of Noise, Vibration, and Harshness, using specialized equipment to discern customer concerns about noise location.

ASSET 191 will prepare students for ASE Certification in the described content areas. This course is complemented by required work experience in a Ford dealership.

AUTO 197  Work Experience

Course Links:

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.
AT 099  Introduction To Automotive Technology

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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: 04/19/2016
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