General Motors - Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP)

Associate in Applied Science 

The Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) was designed by General Motors and Gateway Community College. This unique, cooperative program trains students for a challenging career in General Motors and AC Delco sponsored automotive repair facilities. Through a special arrangement, students attend classes and labs at the North Haven Campus and then work full-time at a sponsoring GM or AC Delco facility. Students in the ASEP program receive state-of-the-art instruction on General Motors’ products. Vehicles, parts, engines, tools, service information, and materials are provided by General Motors Corporation. The automotive curriculum is designed to meet all NATEF requirements for national accreditation. For more information, contact Daniel Fuller, Program Coordinator at (203) 285- 2370 or e-mail at

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the graduate will:

  • Meet all NATEF required outcomes for MAST certification.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to resumé preparation, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics, and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, testing, and measurement equipment to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish specific tasks.
  • Receive corporate credit for web based and embedded classroom / laboratory training in the GM Common Training Web Site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all fundamental automotive concepts as outlined by NATEF.

Students seeking acceptance into the Automotive Technology (GM-ASEP) A.A.S. degree program will have to apply to the program by April 20 prior to their enrollment in the program. Requirements to apply are:

  1. Complete the program application form.
  2. Complete all developmental mathematics courses (if necessary) or be eligible for MAT* 115.
  3. Complete all developmental English courses (if necessary) or be eligible for ENG* 101.
  4. Complete AUT* 112, AUT* 132, or test out of an automotive specification course in accordance to college policy.
  5. Complete the Automotive Program's placement exam.
  6. Interview with the Program Coordinator for the program that the student is applying to.
  7. Have a valid driver’s license issued by one of the 50 states in United States that does not have any restrictions that would prohibit the student from operating an automotive on public roads.

Once students are selected for enrollment into the program, they will have to find a sponsor for their internships at a GM automotive dealership or AC Delco repair facility to remain in the degree program. Sponsorship of students is a requirement throughout the program to include at the time of graduation from Gateway Community College.

Upon completion of the ASEP program, students will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from Gateway Community College. The program offers opportunities for future specialization and advancement to management. This program has been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Inc. (NATEF) and certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Students are encouraged to take the ASE exams for each of the eight automotive subject areas for national certification.

Automotive programs are taught at Gateway’s Automotive Technology Center at 88 Basset Road in North Haven, CT.


For More Information contact: 

Dan Fuller
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2370


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