Automotive Technology to Offer New Ford Program

January 16, 2007

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Department of Automotive Technology and the Ford Motor Company have entered a partnership to offer the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair program at the university.

The official Ford Maintenance and Light Repair program, which takes 24 weeks to complete, began Jan. 9. Students who complete the program earn 15 WSU credit hours and become Ford-certified in electrical systems, brakes and steering/suspension, and climate control.

"This program came about because some of the local dealers came to us with a need for certified Ford technicians," said John Kelly, Department of Automotive Technology chair. "Local businesses will now be able to hire more certified technicians, which will benefit local Ford owners."

Students in the program learn to perform regular maintenance, minor or light repairs and parts installation on all types of Ford and Lincoln Mercury automobiles and light trucks. Ford donates tools, vehicles and equipment to help support the program, Kelly said.

Admission to WSU is required, as well as an interview with Wayne Burbank, automotive technology instructor.

The 24-week program will be offered twice each year with classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-10 p.m. For more information contact the Department of Automotive Technology at (801) 626-6579 or visit weber.edu/automotive.

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Contact:
John Kelly, Department of Automotive Technology chair
(801) 626-7183 • jkelly1@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu