Apprentice Training Automotive: GM ASEP

Start your auto tech career with skills, experience, work connections, and confidence

MCC’s Automotive Training Apprenticeship associate degree program combines classroom instruction with hands-on industry training. A unique opportunity only available through MCC. 

You’ll take regular college courses while employed at a partnering GM dealer, fleet or AC Delco Professional Service Center, and develop the advanced skills and expertise that are in demand in today’s service centers. You’ll graduate with a marketable degree and proven employment record, giving you an inside track on a career in automotive technology.

MCC graduates have taken their skills to rewarding jobs at specialty service centers and major dealerships for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and more.

Your job title could be:

  • Automotive Specialty Technician
  • Automotive Master Mechanic  
  • General Maintenance and Repair Technician

Learn skills that travel around the corner or across the country

This Automotive Training Apprenticeship degree program was developed in partnership with General Motors.  Classroom and lab instruction at the MCC Applied Technologies Center is combined with work experience at participating GM dealers in the Western New York region.  You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to:

  • Service all major systems, including computer technology, electrical components and emissions controls
  • Practice effective communication with customers and other service technicians
    Adhere to current OSHA safety practices
  • Adhere to current OSHA safety practices

Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with an Automotive Training Apprenticeship A.A.S. degree. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

The information below includes requirements for all Apprentice Training: Automotive programs. Talk with an advisor about requirements specific to the GM study track.

APPRENTICE TRAINING: AUTOMOTIVE - GM

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Applied Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: AT01

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
The Associate Degree Automotive Training Apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare students for careers as General Motors automotive technicians. As the automotive industry advances with sophisticated technology and responds to the needs and demands of consumerism and legislation, employment opportunities will continue to increase for technicians who are highly skilled. Over five semesters, the student will complete an associate degree and work in the industry. This is an accelerated and demanding program, so students must be willing to commit themselves to both work and study. Students will take GM specific coursework along with 21.6 hours of general education courses. (Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Apply mathematical skills as appropriate to fulfill job responsibilities.
2) Demonstrate the use of soft skills necessary for successful employment within the automotive service industry.
3) Communicate effectively in an automotive service setting
4) Demonstrate competency in OSHA safety practices through the successful completion of S/P2’s Pollution and Safety exams.
5) Perform current vehicle engine service to NATEF standards.
6) Perform current vehicle brake service to NATEF standards.
7) Perform current vehicle electrical and electronic systems service to NATEF standards.
8) Perform current vehicle automatic transmission and transaxle service to NATEF standards.
9) Perform current vehicle manual drivetrain and axle systems service to NATEF standards.
10) Perform current vehicle suspension and steering systems service to NATEF standards.
11) Perform current vehicle heating and air conditioning systems service to NATEF standards.
12) Perform current vehicle engine performance systems service to NATEF standards.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Incoming students are required to be MTH 150 ready, be English 101 ready, and are required to have a clean drivers license..

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER:
ATP 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology
5
ATP 102 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive
3
ATP 105 Brakes - Automotive
4.5
ATP 141 GM (ASEP) Automotive Co-op I
0.5
HED 108 Health, Family, and Society
2
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
First Semester Total:
18
SECOND SEMESTER:
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3
ATP 103 Electrical 2 - Automotive
4
ATP 108 Engine Repair - Automotive
4
ATP 142 GM (ASEP) Automotive Technology - Co-op II
0.5
Second Semester Total:
14.5
SUMMER SESSION:
ATP 143 Automotive Technology - Co-op III
0.5
Summer Session Total:
0.5
THIRD SEMESTER:
PSY 100 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
3
ATP 107 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive
5
ATP 109 Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive
4
ATP 144 GM (ASEP) Automotive Technology - Co-op IV
0.5
ATP 104 Emissions Controls, Computer Fuel Systems
3
Third Semester Total:
15.5
FOURTH SEMESTER:
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
ATP 106 Steering and Suspension - Automotive
5
ATP 112 Engine Performance - Automotive
4
ATP 145 GM (ASEP) Automotive Technology - Co-op V
0.5
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15.5
TOTAL CREDITS:
64
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