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The Ford ASSET program is Accredited by NATEF, ASE’s educational branch, in all eight ASE areas.

Instructor Certification

The instructors are also Master-Certified by ASE. In addition, the instructors have completed the necessary instructor training through Ford Motor Company and are certified by Ford Motor Company to deliver STST (Service Technician Specialty Training) Certification courses.

Student Certifications

Automotive Technology at Columbus StateThe students will have the opportunity to earn Ford STST Certifications as part of the program. The program covers up to 100% of all Ford STST Certification courses. Students must attend each class, complete all assignments, and pass the written and hands-on STST evaluations. The records for these courses are recorded on Ford’s database (STARS). When a student has all the courses in a particular STST area completed, he/she will be qualified for Ford STST Certification in that area.

Students are encouraged to prepare for ASE certifications as well. For more information about ASE, go to