This short-term technical certificate prepares service technicians to work in Ford dealerships. Students will be trained to service Ford vehicles in the areas of brakes, steering/suspension, air conditioning and electrical/electronic systems. Apprenticeships at Ford dealerships are not required to participate in this program, but job opportunities are available for those that would like to work full or part time. Graduates receive Ford Service Technician Specialty Training credentials from Ford Motor Corporation. Students desiring to continue their education can do so, without loss of credits, by completing the requirements for the associate degree in the comprehensive automotive technology program. The Sinclair Automotive Technology program is master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1982, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.