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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

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

There is nothing more critical to the automotive industry than technicians trained to service today’s complex automobile systems. In fact, the need for educated professionals is so great, General Motors created the Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) to bring automotive students together with GM dealerships.

Only about 80 of the nation’s colleges and universities meet GM’s requirements for ASEP. Among them is Florida Community College. This program’s sole purpose is to upgrade technical competency of incoming dealership technicians and prepare those technicians for the rewarding opportunities in this growing field. You will train on GM vehicles and components in a closely supervised and structured environment. The coursework includes classroom theory that is then applied in our state-of-the-art labs. You will learn to master current diagnostic technology and build your analytical and technical skills in automotive service and repair.

GM’s continued commitment to identify and support GM-ASEP colleges and universities has produced over 13,000 service technicians who graduate with the highest level of training and a prestigious advantage in the job market.

The two-year program allows you to alternate between attending college and working at a GM, Saturn or Saab dealership. You will earn your associate degree along with an income and on-the-job experience.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
We will help you identify potential employers so that you can secure a position with a participating GM, Saturn or Saab dealership that will allow you to be a part of this program.

Annual Salaries
Graduates with an A.S or A.A.S. degree, intern experience and an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry certification earn entry pay levels ranging from $30,000 to $40,000 a year.

As a GM-ASEP college, we are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), ensuring that the training you receive meets or exceeds industry-developed standards. Graduates of this program will earn the GM Training Certificate and will be qualified to take the ASE certification examination.

Estimated cost of tuition is $4,914 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager about additional costs (tools, textbooks, fees).

More Information Online
General Motors GM-ASEP Program

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

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 Internship I 1
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
AER 1450 Steering and Suspension 4
AER 1410 Brake Systems 4
AER 1992 Autmotive 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 1253 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles I 4
AER 2251 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles II 4
AER 1995 Automatic 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.


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