General Motors Corporation’s Automotive Service Educational Program, ASEP
General Motors Corporation’s Automotive Service Educational Program, ASEP, is a two-year apprenticeship program designed to prepare individuals to work as an automotive service technician at a General Motors dealership. The Dealership Sponsored Technician Associate of Applied Science degree curriculum was designed by the General Motors Corporation and Brookhaven College.
ASEP students attend intensive 10-week sessions of classroom lecture and laboratory exercises at Brookhaven College, followed by a 10-week cooperative work experience at the student’s sponsoring General Motors dealership. This process allows the student to apply recent classroom activities in a professional dealership environment. The total program lasts about 90 weeks, with approximately 50 weeks spent at Brookhaven College and 40 weeks at the student’s sponsoring dealership.
ASEP holds an annual intercollegiate competition, the ASEP Challenge, in which students of member community college ASEP programs from the south central region compete for bragging rights and the coveted ASEP Challenge traveling plaque.