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|Automotive Service (ASEP) - A.A.S. Degree||82 cr.||On Campus|
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Through DCTC’s unique cooperation with General Motors and AC Delco, ASEP trains highly skilled service technicians for GM dealers and AC Delco Professional Service Centers. ASEP labs are equipped with the latest GM technology, including vehicles, components, training aids and technical information. Trained to handle GM’S computer-oriented product line, ASEP technicians are prepared to keep pace with future technology.
The General Motors Automotive Service Education Program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
Just because the GM ASEP program is GM-based, doesn't mean you can't work on other cars. They teach you about all cars and you get involved in troubleshooting on brake systems, transmissions, electrical, everything. It's a really good, thorough program.
An advantage to hiring a GM ASEP graduate from DCTC is that I get a technician that comes into my shop, ready to work. There's very minimal training involved. They come in with several hours of GM training, so they're ready to go. That's a cost savings to me in the long run.
|Automotive Service (ASEP)
A.A.S. Degree • 82 credits
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402
Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.
ASEP graduates work as service technicians in General Motors dealerships, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or an AC Delco Professional Service Center.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for automotive service technicians and mechanics is in very high demand. There will be a need for about 12,783 new Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.
If you are looking to bring in any college credit, visit our Transfer To DCTC Resource Page and DCTC will help you through the process.
If you are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution after completing your degree, DCTC can help you through the process! Check out our Transfer From DCTC Resource Page.
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GM ASEP at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student and alumni success as well as the accomplishments of our GM ASEP instructors.
View more GM Automotive Service Educational Program News Stories!
As a student in GM ASEP at DCTC, you have ample opportunities to make connections in the automotive industry through your involvement in professional and student organizations.
National Automitive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.