Ford ASSET Program - Earn While You Learn!

Ford ASSET Logo

​That's the focus of the DMACC Ford ASSET Program (view the brochure (PDF). The partnership between Ford and Lincoln dealers, Ford Motor company, community colleges and technical schools is a two-year program that allows students to earn while they learn and gain hands-on technical experience while earning an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology.

Ford Motor Company and DMACC have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide you with the best automotive training available. Your ASSET instructor is highly qualified and receives the very latest in training from Ford.

Ford has provided the ASSET program at DMACC with many late model cars for educational use. These cars are equipped with the latest in automotive technology, including airbags, multi-plexing, and fiber-optics. Ford has also supplied the ASSET program with IDS (Integrated Diagnostic System), a computerized interface to communicate with late model Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

Click on a link on the side of this page for more information about the program. If you'd like a tour of the facility, please contact:

  • Al Pieper, Program Chair, (515) 697-7784, email

NOTE: Beginning Fall 2018, the Ford ASSET program will be located on the DMACC Urban Campus in the Betts Building.​
 

Meet Your Professor(s)

Albert Pieper

Albert Pieper

Program Chair & Instructor
Ankeny Campus
(515) 697-7784

  • Started at DMACC in December 1997
  • ISU Community College Mentoring Program Course
  • Ford Senior Master Tech​nician
  • 19 years Ford Dealership Experience
  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Certification
  • Indian Hills Community College, Automotive Technology Diploma, 1979