Pete Eskew – GM ASEP Coordinator/Instructor, 816.604.2286
The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is designed for students who are interested in beginning their career path at a General Motors dealership or an AC-Delco TSS service center. The GM-ASEP program leads to a two year A.A.S. degree using curriculum designed by GM and Metropolitan Community College. It involves attending classroom lecture 40% and laboratory 60% working on GM products at MCC, and also cooperative work experience at a General Motors dealership or an AC-Delco TSS service center. Students earn while they learn, which can help cover part of the program cost.
Benefits of the GM-ASEP Option
- Advanced and specialized training on latest General Motors equipment and service procedures.
- Receiving up to 80% of their GM warranty credentials
- Paid cooperative work experience with a General Motors dealership.
- Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree with options to transfer to a four-year college, and at the same time get the preparation to become ASE certified. Our GM-ASEP graduates tend to perform extremely well on certification exams!
To be eligible for the GM-ASEP program, the applicant must:
- be 18 years of age or older by the time of first dealer work assignment,
- be able to meet MCC general admission and academic requirements,
- be sponsored by a General Motors dealership or an AC-Delco TSS service center and hold a valid driver's license.
- GM-ASEP is full-time two-year program. Students rotate between the MCC-Longview campus and their sponsoring dealership or an AC-Delco TSS service center in 8-week cycles.
- Students must be full-time and remain continuously enrolled and employed with the dealership or an AC-Delco TSS service center.
How is a position in a sponsoring dealership obtained?
Many G.M. dealerships are looking for GM-ASEP candidates and MCC will coordinate the placement of students accepted to the program. The dealer agrees to 1) employ an ASEP student in a rotating cooperative work-study experience, 2) supplement the most recent classroom instruction with appropriate shop floor work, 3) provide the ASEP student-employee with work uniforms consistent with other employees and 4) appoint a person to mentor the GM-ASEP student.
How Much and Who Pays?
Tuition, fees, books and personal tools are the responsibility of the individual student. Total cost of the two-year program is approximately $13,000. This includes books, but not personal tools (a recommended tool list is in the GM-ASEP packet) that cost approximately $1500-$2000. Discounts for tools will be available through college and dealership contacts. Regular college financial assistance is available for qualified students through the MCC Financial Aid Office.
- Complete an online MCC Admissions Application and get started.
- Talk to the GM-ASEP program coordinator about your interest. If you are admitted in a semester that a GM-ASEP cohort is not beginning, you can still choose to take non-automotive coursework that counts toward the degree. See an MCC advisor for assistance in selecting appropriate classes to fit your plans.
- Take the Bennett Mechanical Aptitude test (available only from the LV Testing Center office).
- Interview with the GM-ASEP coordinator to evaluate Bennett scores and get a review of your General Motors application.
If the student applicant is confirmed after step #4, also add:
- Interviews with a sponsoring GM dealership.
- Start work at a GM dealership or an AC-Delco TSS service center.