Automotive Technology - GM ASEP Option

65-credit 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

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-100 ASEP Automotive Fundamentals2  
 602-110 ASEP Electrical Systems & Acc4  
 602-180 ASEP Electronic Accessories2  
 602-190 Co-Op Dealership Experience I1  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-113 College Technical Math 1A3  
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-143 ASEP Fuel Management 14  
 602-170 ASEP Automotive Brakes3  
 602-191 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 21  
 801-197 Technical Reporting3  
 806-139 Survey of Physics3  
 
Total Semester Credits
14
  
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-131 Automotive Welding Fundamental2  
 602-150 ASEP Auto Temperature Control2  
 602-192 ASEP Co-Op Dealer Exp 31  
 
Total Semester Credits
5
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-130 ASEP Align/Suspension/Steering3  
 602-144 ASEP Fuel Management 22  
 602-145 ASEP Fuel Management 32  
 602-193 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 41  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 809-195 Economics3+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
14
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-120 ASEP Engine Concepts4  
 602-148 ASEP Auto Computer Application3  
 602-162 ASEP Manual Transmissions3  
 602-163 ASEP Automatic Transmissions3  
 602-194 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 51  
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2015

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 ASEP Automotive Fundamentals 2
602-130 ASEP Align/Suspension/Steering 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

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

Education

  • WTCS Certified

Certifications

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

Don Oremus

Phone: 262.691.5465

Education

  • AAS, Wyoming Technical Institute

Certifications

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