GM Automotive Service Educational Program
Associate in Applied Science
This program prepares students to meet General Motors training standards using a mixture of classroom lectures and hands-on experience. Successful graduates are proficient at diagnosing and repairing the complex systems of today's General Motors vehicles.
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Students are sponsored by individual GM dealerships, where they complete four paid internships, alternating between eight-week sessions of on-campus coursework and the internship at the dealership. Students train on modern equipment and vehicles with current technology in a state-of-the-art training facility. Students are encouraged to sit for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams to become a certified technician.
Students completing the program will meet approximately 80% of GM Service Training Standards.
Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Engineering Technician, Automotive Specialty Technician, Mechanic Supervisor, Automotive Maintenance Worker
if Full Time
69 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
average per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
When you choose GM-ASEP, you’ve got three major factors supporting your success: General Motors’ corporate partnership provides state-of-the art vehicles, equipment, and training materials; Illinois Central College provides experienced faculty experts and a top-notch learning environment; and local GM dealership sponsors give you the chance to hone and develop your new skills in the real world, all while getting paid.Matt Wier, Assistant Professor, GM ASEP Instructor
How Do I Get Into the GM Automotive Service Educational Program Program?
Get the training and experience to become a GM and ASE certified automotive technician. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- High school classes in automotive repair, welding, and shop are beneficial.
- Math and science classes are also helpful because of new green and electric technologies.
What Can I Expect As a General Motors – ASEP Student?
- Become proficient in diagnosing and reparing suspension and alignment, engines, advanced safety and entertainment, transmission, brakes, HVAC and more.
- Students are required to provide their own tool set for the internships. ICC makes set available for purchase through the bookstore so students can use education funding.
- Graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and GM factory credentials.
- Opportunity to transfer to program at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.