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Automotive Technology - GM ASEP
Program Code: 10-602-5


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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 70 Credits
Appleton Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

The Automotive Technology-General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) is designed to prepare you to be a General Motors certified automotive technician. Trained to work on GM cars and trucks in General Motors brand dealership service departments or AC Delco certified repair facilities, you will learn to perform GM specialized diagnostics and repair. As a GM ASEP graduate, you are a top level technician who quickly progresses into a master technician. Accurate and proper diagnosis is your major responsibility. Most of your advanced diagnostic work is with on-vehicle computers, automatic transmissions, climate control systems, electrical systems, and engines.


Program Description

GM ASEP prepares you for the complex automotive industry. It addresses all aspects of General Motors' products and the latest technology (including online service manuals, Tech2 & MDI scanners and other tools used only by GM dealerships) and develops the skills you will need as a professional automotive technician. As a graduate, you have the GM qualification needed to advance in the General Motors automotive industry, and have in-class training and hands-on experience working in a dealership with a trained mentor. Along with having standardized curriculum, GM ASEP works with GM to get the latest online and video training along with automobiles for you to work on in class. You will be 80% trained for GM World Class Technician status.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Note: ACCUPLACER Reading Score of 47 or greater or completion of equivalent Program Prep course is a prerequisite to first semester occupational specific courses. Students may register only for Automotive Service Fundamentals, 10-602-107, without meeting the above reading requirement.

Note: In-school tool sets are provided. You must be sponsored by a GM dealership or AC Delco certified repair facility prior to your first dealership co-op session. FVTC can assist in placement if necessary.


Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the ASEP program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry.
  • Demonstrate basic positive communication skills needed for dealing with customers and others in a professional manner.
  • Develop safe procedures and practices for all phases of General Motors automobiles, machinery and test equipment and for handling chemicals and solvents used in repair and cleaning. You will participate in, and receive S/P2 safety and pollution prevention certification, or equivalent.
  • Develop a working knowledge of repair manuals and computer programs used by General Motors in the servicing of the vehicles.
  • Demonstrate technical abilities and competencies equivalent to the General Motors Hands-On Training; reflective of GM training credit you will receive.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive internal combustion engines.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive manual drive train and axles systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive steering and suspension steering systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive brake systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive electrical/electronic systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM automotive engine performance systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM light-duty diesel engine systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of GM hybrid electric/alternative fuel automotive systems.
  • Perform all tasks as assigned in the GM dealership or ACDelcoPSC service department during the mentored internship experiences.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Technical education courses, sheet metal, welding, computer applications, auto servicing and electronics, English, algebra, and applied science.


Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Bob Hicks at (920) 831-4309 or visit the department website at www.fvtc.edu/automotive.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.


Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?


Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program