General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM-ASEP)

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) is a NATEF certified, two-year cooperative work training program preparing students to be automotive service technicians for General Motors dealerships.

During this two-year program, students will alternate between eight weeks of training at ICC and eight weeks of paid internship at their sponsoring GM dealership or ACDelco Professional Service Center. They will study General Motors service topics such as electronics, computerized systems, and mechanical systems. All aspects of vehicle repair are included in this program.

Career Opportunities

After completing GM ASEP at ICC, students will have trained in the latest diagnostic and repair techniques available from General Motors. Graduates of the program will have mastered over 80% of the GM Service Training Standards. They will be in a prime position as GM ASEP graduates to secure rewarding jobs and have the opportunity for advancement in the dealership.

Advisors and Faculty

David Morgenstern

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118

(309) 694-5192

Trevor Imm

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118

(309) 694-5583

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Business Partnerships

GM ASEP is only as strong as its partnerships with General Motors dealerships and ACDelco Professional Service Centers throughout the state of Illinois. Below are just some of the dealerships and service centers who have sponsored our students. Their support is what makes this program a success.

  • Art Hossler Auto Plaza — Canton, IL
  • Barker Buick GMC Cadillac — Bloomington, IL
  • Barker Chevrolet — Lexington, IL
  • Baum Chevrolet-Buick — Clinton, IL
  • Bob Grimm Chevrolet — Morton, IL
  • Dave’s Automotive Service* — Bartonville, IL
  • Davis Buick-GMC — Canton, IL
  • Deery Brothers — West Burlington, IA
  • Eriksen Chevrolet-Buick — Milan, IL
  • Graue Inc. — Lincoln, IL
  • Green Chevrolet — Peoria, IL
  • Green Chevrolet — East Moline, IL
  • Jackson Family Dealerships — Sullivan, IL
  • Kurt’s Service Center* — Rockford, IL
  • Leman’s Chevrolet City — Bloomington, IL
  • Lighthouse Buick GMC — Morton, IL
  • Lynn Chevrolet Buick — Pontiac, IL
  • Miles Chevrolet — Decatur, IL
  • Ray Dennison Chevrolet, Inc. — Pekin, IL
  • Sam Leman Chevy-Buick — Eureka, IL
  • Uftring Chevrolet — Washington, IL
  • Uftring Weston Chevrolet Cadillac — Peoria, IL
  • Velde GM SuperCentre — Pekin, IL
  • Wight Chevrolet — Williamsfield, IL
  • Worden-Martin Buick-GMC — Champaign, IL

*ACDelco PSC Shops

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 69

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
COMMUNICATION * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
AGBUS 118
or
AGRICULTURAL COMPUTATIONS 
or
3
APPROVED MATHEMATICS * 3
ASEP 221 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES  4
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ASEP 217 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS  3
ASEP 215 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS III  3
ASEP 210 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II  2
ASEP 151 INTERNSHIP  4
ASEP 150 INTERNSHIP  4
ASEP 137 MANUAL DRIVETRAINS  3
ASEP 133 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I  3
ASEP 132 AUTOMOTIVE HVAC  3
ASEP 129 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS  3
ASEP 125 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II  3
ASEP 117 AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION, STEERING AND ALIGNMENT  3
ASEP 115 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I  3
ASEP 112 INTRODUCTION TO GM-ASEP  2
ASEP 229 EMISSIONS AND DRIVABILITY  3
ASEP 250 INTERNSHIP  4
ASEP 251 INTERNSHIP  4

* See Associate in Applied Science degree requirements.

Students completing the program will meet approximately 80 percent of GM Service Training Standards. The program involves attending classroom lectures and participating in laboratory activities using General Motors products at Illinois Central College. In addition, the student will intern at a General Motors dealership or an AC Delco Professional Service Center four times. Upon graduation, the student will be prepared to assume a position as an entry-level dealer service technician. During the course of study the students are encouraged to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams, an evaluation program that qualifies the student as a technician.

Students must provide their own tools for use throughout the program of study.

Students must have a sponsor for the internships before acceptance into the program.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ASEP 112; ASEP 115; ASEP 117; ENGL 110; ASEP 150
Spring Semester 1ASEP 125; ASEP 129; ASEP 151, Social Science, AGBUS 118 or Approved Mathematics
Summer SemesterASEP 132; ASEP 133; ASEP 137
Fall Semester 2ASEP 210; ASEP 215; ASEP 217; ASEP 250; Humanities
Spring Semester 2ASEP 221; ASEP 229; Communication; ASEP 251

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Room 118
(309)694-5192 or (309)694-5583

Illinois Career Cluster

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Career Pathway:
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance

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