The GM ASEP program is a two-year automotive program designed to upgrade the technical competency and professionalism of the dealership technician. The curriculum is designed by General Motors and Cerritos College, and leads to an Associate Degree. The program involves not only attending classroom lecture and laboratory on GM products at Cerritos, but also requires the student to work at a General Motors dealership or an AC Delco approved Professional Service Center. Since the student earns while he/she learns, a considerable portion of the costs involved in the program is offset.
The tools and equipment donated by General Motors are all specialty tools used to diagnose and repair GM vehicles. When O’Donnell Chevrolet in San Gabriel closed down at the end of October 2013, General Motors bought back most of the tools from the dealer to donate them to Cerritos College.
General Motors donated a variety of special tools and equipment, some of which are listed below:
· Battery Lift fixture for the Chevrolet Volt
· High Voltage Battery Load Leveling Tool
· 1234 YF Refrigeration Unit
· Tools used specifically for engine and transmission repair
“We are going to integrate the tools and equipment into our GM ASEP courses so students become familiar with how to use the specialty equipment and tools they will be using while working at the dealership. There were over 100 items donated which would retail for just under $25,000,” said Automotive Instructor, Joe Mulleary. “This donation will prepare our ASEP students for their future at the dealership and in the industry.”
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Cerritos College Automotive Technology Program also offers a nationally authorized technician program for GM. The GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) program prepares students for the workforce by providing classroom and hands-on instruction as well paid on-the-job training.
The next GM program at Cerritos College starts October 20, 2014. Final application date for the program is September 1, 2014. To find out how to apply for the GM program, visit: http://cms.cerritos.edu/
To learn more about our Automotive Technology programs, visit http://cms.cerritos.edu/