Apr 15, 2021
The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills leading to an entry-level position as a General Motors Technician. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree using the Associate in Science - Track 2, AS-T2 Planning Guide degree planning guide.
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AAAS Degree (167-172 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 167-172 Credits, 8 Quarters
Completion Award: AAAS
Enrollment: Fall and Winter
Approximate Quarterly Costs:
Uniform Fee $50 Tools and Equipment (estimate, all quarters) $4000
Additional Instructional Fees $25-$85 (in addition to tuition, books and parking)
- A high school diploma or GED
- Instructor Permission
- Automotive Skills Test
- Valid Driver’s License
- Proof of Insurability
- All dealers require drug testing
- Instructor Interview
General Education Core Requirements (15-20 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose either BUS 102 or MATH 070 .
Multicultural Understanding (3-5 Credits)
Choose either BUS 103 or MCS 105 .
Automotive Core Requirements (152 Credits)
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)-What is it?
Shoreline Community College offers an Associate degree in Applied Arts and Science for students who are interested in entering the automotive service industry. The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) provides students with the fundamental skills to succeed in the workplace along with valuable hands-on experience. Students alternate quarters between classroom instruction and paid dealership training. As students progress through the curriculum, they learn about the major automobile components and systems, including brakes, suspension, emissions, transmissions, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, power trains and engine management systems. Students develop skills in automotive diagnostics, tune-ups and repairs. Students will also develop an understanding of automotive service business principles as they apply to the service technician. In their internship placements, students work under the guidance of a master technician at a sponsoring General Motors dealership. These paid internships give students the opportunity to integrate their learning and further develop their skills in service technology.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a grade of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program- should be able to:
- Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection and warranty repair procedures.
- Identify, inspect, disassemble and assemble components of automotive power plants.
- Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and servicing of disc, drum and ABS brake systems, steering, suspension and wheel alignment.
- Use electronic engine analyzers and scanners to test and tune ignition, fuel injection and emission systems.
- Apply understanding of electrical principles, semi-conductors, microprocessors and wiring diagrams to diagnose and repair malfunctions of automotive electrical systems.
- Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and service of front- and rear-wheel drive manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles.
- Test, service and repair heating and air-conditioning systems.
Career Opportunities- What can I do with a Degree in General Motors (ASEP)?
The demand for dealer-trained technicians should remain strong over the next decade. Employment opportunities exist as a General Motors Service Technician. With additional experience and education, many technicians can become a Parts or Service Manager: some may seek positions in sales, management or open their own related business.
Potential employers include: Upon completion, graduates may be hired by a new car dealership. For more, please visit career information and resources at https://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696