Automotive Technology - GM ASEP Option

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Automotive Technology GM ASEP program was developed to fill the growing need for highly professional, technically competent technicians for automotive dealerships. Learn on the latest automotive vehicles, components, educational materials and state-of-the-art equipment available. Training will include engines, fuel management, electronics, transmissions/transaxles, brakes and air conditioning. The General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM ASEP) has an emphasis on repairing, servicing and maintaining vehicles within the GM brand.

The program is a partnership between WCTC and General Motors. Training takes place at WCTC classrooms/labs and a sponsoring GM dealership or ACDelco Professional Service Center (PSC) internship site.

  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school automotive classes.
  • Prepare for jobs such as automotive technician, auto mechanic or service technician.
  • Internship opportunities are available and provide technical, hands-on experience at GM dealerships/ACDelco Professional Service Center (PSC).
  • Prepare to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.
  • Earn EPA Refrigerant Recycling certification.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • GM donates vehicles to WCTC for students to work on.
  • Find out more information about theĀ GM ASEP Education Training Program
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $25,000-$31,000
    • Average Salary: $27,123
    • Median Salary: $26,188
    • Average Hourly Wage: $12.50
    • Three-year Average Salary: $27,570

Required Courses

+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

602-100 2
602-130 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 65
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Engineeringup to 29 cr
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Computer Scienceup to 29 cr
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 63
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Mark Krause

Mark Krause

Phone: 262.691.5517


  • WTCS Certified


  • A.S.E. Master Technician
  • Certified Line Technician General Motors
Program instructor, Don Oremus

Don Oremus

Phone: 262.691.5465


  • AAS, Wyoming Technical Institute


  • ASE Master Technician, GM Certified Instructor, Toyota Certified Instructor