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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology: General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP), AAS (AUTO-AAS-ASE)

Location(s): Gateway


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) was designed by General Motors (GM) and Gateway Community College, now Gateway campus of CT State Community College. This unique, cooperative program educates students for a challenging career in General Motors and AC Delco sponsored automotive service facilities. Through a special arrangement, students attend classes and labs at the North Haven Campus and then work full-time at a sponsoring GM or AC Delco facility. Vehicles, parts, engines, specialized tools, service information, and materials are provided by General Motors Corporation. The automotive curriculum is designed to meet all Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Accredited Training Program requirements for national accreditation. This program is offered at the North Haven campus only.

Program Entry Requirements

Prospective students must obtain paid internship sponsorship through a GM dealership or AC Delco affiliated independent service center. Students must meet employment eligibility guidelines for the sponsoring employer. Students must Have a valid driver’s license issued by one of the 50 states in United States that does not have any restrictions that would prohibit the student from operating an automotive on public roads

Students must purchase required tool set that meets program standards.

Internship Requirements

Students receive industry experience through mandatory paid internships at participating General Motors dealerships or qualified AC Delco independent service facilities. This experience is credited toward the ASE hands-on requirements that must be met prior to sitting for the certification exams. Internships will be tracked and monitored by the program coordinator. Successful internship completion requires that all assigned General Motors Center of Learning training courses be completed with a minimum grade of Pass.

Students seeking acceptance into the Automotive Technology (GM-ASEP) A.A.S. degree program will have to apply to the program by June 1 prior to their enrollment in the program. Requirements to apply are:

  • Interview with the GM ASEP Program Coordinator to verify eligibility
  • Be eligible for college level Math
  • Be eligible for college level English
  • Complete the Automotive Program placement exam if required
  • Have a valid driver’s license issued by one of the 50 states in United States that does not have any restrictions that would prohibit the student from operating an automotive on public roads

Selection of students will be completed by July 1 and students will be notified shortly after. Once students are selected for enrollment into the program, they will have until August 30th to find a sponsor for their internships at a GM automotive dealership or AC Delco repair facility to remain in the degree program. Sponsorship of students is a requirement throughout the program to include at the time of graduation. Upon completion of the ASEP program, students will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from Connecticut State Community College. The program offers opportunities for future specialization and advancement to management. This program has been evaluated by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and is certified as an ASE Accredited Training Program. During their final semester students are encouraged to take the (ASE) exams for each of the eight automotive subject areas for national certification.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the graduate will:

  • Meet ASE Accredited Training Program required outcomes for Master Automotive Service Technology (MAST) certified programs.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills including but not limited to resume preparation, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics, and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of automotive theory to safely perform the duties of an entry level automotive technician.
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, testing, and measurement equipment to perform the duties of an entry level service technician.
  • Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish duties required of an entry level service technician.
  • Earn corporate credit for web based and embedded classroom / laboratory training in the GM Center of Learning Training Web Site
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all fundamental automotive concepts as outlined by ASE Accredited Training Program requirements.
  • Meet the industry ASE accreditation training outcome requirements for General Motors Steering and Suspension, Braking, Engine Propulsion, Electrical, Engine Performance, Transmission/Transaxle and Climate Control/Safety systems as assessed by existing instruments in the current course
  • Demonstrate practical application of all above outcomes by successful completion of an in-dealership internship as assessed by existing instruments in current course.

This program follows a 12 week semester format. Students alternate between 12 weeks of on-campus instruction and 12 weeks of paid internship work.

The Automotive Technology: General Motors - Automotive Service Education (ASEP) program at Gateway Community College is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation as an ASE Accredited Training Program.During their final semester students are encouraged to take the ASE exams for each of the eight automotive subject areas for national certification.

Once students are selected for enrollment into the program, they will have until August 30 to find a sponsor for their paid internships at a GM automotive dealership or AC Delco repair facility in order to remain in the degree program.

Sponsorship of students is a requirement throughout the program to include at the time of graduation. This program is offered at the North Haven campus only.

This program prepares students to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams A1-A8, G1 and L1. Students may also receive industry credentials through ProCut (on vehicle rotor service), Snap-on (ShopKey Information System) AllData (Service Information), and Fluke (Digital Meter). Students also receive credit from the General Motors Center of Learning for GM courses that are embedded in the curriculum. Successful Students receive credit for approximately 80% of the GM Service Training Standard courses and are well on their way to Master Certification.

Program Requirements


Total Credits: 62-64