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Selective Admissions

Automotive Technology (Ford ASSET)

​​​​​​​Welcome to the Automotive Technology 

(Ford ASSET) program!

​Next cohort to start in September 2024

Application Deadline:

 May 24, 2024

Admissions Decisions Sent:
 June 14, 2024


2024 Admission ​Packet​
Take the Accuplacer​

The Automotive Technology program is a joint venture involving three cooperating participants: Rowan College of South Jersey, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, and the Ford Motor Company. Ford supports 38 other such programs throughout the United States under the name of ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training). 

ASSET at RCSJ is a 24-month curriculum. The Autom​otive Technology classes, which include lecture and hands-on shop experiences, are held at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Supportive liberal arts courses, including mathematics, science and computer classes, are held on the RCSJ campus. Both institutions are located adjacent on Tanyard Road in Sewell, New Jersey. 

The Automotive Technology courses cover bumper-to-bumper technical training on Ford automotive products, including the latest developments in engines, ignitions and fuel systems, on-board electronics, and computerized engine controls. All students who are admitted and successfully complete the two-year program will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Automotive Technology. 

The program is divided into four semesters. Ten-twelve week sessions of classroom and shop experience alternate with ten-twelve weeks of internship/cooperative education at participating Ford/Lincoln dealerships in the Delaware Valley. The incorporation of the internships allows students to apply their classroom training in a real-work setting. Additionally, students become familiar with the dealership environment and organizational structure, as well as the competencies expected of a professional automotive technician. Students are paid a salary for their work experiences at the dealerships during their internship periods.​

​How to Apply

Make sure to contact Deanna Davenport​ with questions!

  1. ​Complete a general admissions application to RCSJ, Gloucester Campus
  2. Submit high school transcript and any official college transcripts to [email protected]
  3. Demonstrate college level readiness in reading, writing, and basic math through the AccuPlacer exam or providing exemption criteria.
  4. Meet with program directors for an interview​

​​Fast Facts

The Ford ASSET program at a glance!

Ap​plication Cycle: Spring Admission, Fall Start

Degree Received: Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Technology

Program Length: 2 academic years, 4 semesters

​Cohort Size: About 20 students per year

Schedule: Daytime, weekday program. Includes paid co-op experience with a Ford dealership

Other Requirements:

  • ​Be eighteen (18) years odl at time fo first dealer assignment
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license with a minimum of points​

Estimated Cost: 

  • Approximately $3,800 per semester
  • Approximately $5,000 for basic tool set and ​​​​​​roll cabinet (upgrades available)​