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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Dealer Specific Automotive Technology (GM-ASEP) (223A)

You’ll be paid while you fine-tune your skills at a local GM, Saturn or Saab dealership. Our General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM-ASEP) offers you valuable hands-on experience in addition to classroom and lab training. The focus is on GM engine and mechanical repairs, and the program includes a strong academic foundation of math, reading and electronics.

We designed the two-year associate’s degree program with GM and local businesses in order to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of incoming dealership technicians. This program allows you to alternate between attending college and working at a sponsoring GM dealership. Our strong partnerships in the community and industry will be a big advantage for you while you are in training, and later, when you seek a lucrative full-time position.

Completing all requirements leads to your A.S. degree in Automotive Service Management Technology, your GM Training Certificate, and you will be qualified to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examination. With those credentials, you’ll be in the driver’s seat when pursuing a high-income job.

Certification and Licensing
Graduates of this program will earn the GM Training Certificate and will be qualified to take the ASE certification examination.


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
**Physical Science (3)
*Mathematics (3)
*Social and Behavioral Science (3)
*Humanities (3)

Credit hours: 15

Professional Courses
AER 1007 Introduction to Automotive Technology (3)
AER 1610 Air Conditioning and Heating (4)
AER 1310 Electrical Systems I (4)
AER 1943 Automotive Intership I (1)
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts (3)
AER 1450 Steering and Suspension (4)
AER 1410 Brake Systems (4)
AER 1992 Automotive Internship II (1)
AER 1111 Engines (4)
AER 1231 Manual Transmissions and Transaxles (4)
AER 1993 Automotive Internship III (1)
AER 2520 Engine Performance I (4)
AER 2522 Engine Performance II (4)
AER 1994 Automotive Internship IV (1)
AER 1132 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles I (4)
AER 2251 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles II (4)
AER 1995 Automotive Internship V (1)
AER 2311 Electrical Systems II (4)
AER 2523 Advanced Engine Performance (4)

Credit Hours: 59

Total Credit Hours: 74

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
** PHY 1020C Physics for Liberal Arts recommended.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Estimated cost of tuition is $4,500 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04)


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