GM Automotive Service Educational Program

Associate in Applied Science

The General Motors (GM) Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is a comprehensive training program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified GM automotive technicians. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students can earn an associate degree while gaining valuable real-world experience at GM dealerships.

job placement rate

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.

A Quality Education

Students completing the program will meet approximately 80% of GM Service Training Standards.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Engineering Technician, Automotive Specialty Technician, Mechanic Supervisor, Automotive Maintenance Worker


21 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
62 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


12 Students

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, GM ASEP Instructor
Let’s Get Started ▸

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.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.
  5. High school classes in automotive repair, welding, and shop are beneficial.
  6. Math and science classes are also helpful because of new green and electric technologies.

What Can I Expect As a General Motors – ASEP Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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