The General Motors-Automotive Service Educational Program (GM-ASEP) is a two-year track leading to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Automotive Technology. GM-ASEP combines the technical training facility at Seminole State with regional General Motors dealers in a cooperative effort to produce highly qualified and trained technicians.
Students alternate between classroom/lab courses on campus and part-time work experience in local dealerships. Training covers the latest developments of GM technology, including engines, fuel management, electronics, transmission/transaxles, brake systems and air conditioning. Advanced and professional courses provide necessary skills in mathematics, reasoning and communication.
General Motors selected Seminole State as a regional GM-ASEP site in 1998. The national success of GM-ASEP is documented by the number of qualified technicians who have graduated and are now successful in the work force.
Seminole State has won national recognition for the quality of its automotive programs. In 2006, GM-ASEP at Seminole State was named the top manufacturer-affiliated postsecondary automotive program in the nation by the Automotive Industry Planning Council (AIPC).
Students who wish to participate in Seminole State's GM-ASEP program must be academically qualified and have a GM dealership sponsor. If needed, students can receive assistance in locating an employer. It is the cooperative effort between the College and dealership that provides students with on-campus and on-the-job training.
For more information, email Ronda Thacker or call her at 407.708.2230.