Automotive Systems

Automotive Systems Technology/General Motors (GM ASEP)

apply-on-campusAre you the next “Mr. Goodwrench™”? The strategic alliance between General Motors Corporation, GM dealers, and 66 carefully selected colleges like Wayne Community College will prepare you for a career in the ever-changing, fast-paced automotive service industry as a GM Dealer Service Technician. Career enhancement opportunities exist for GM ASEP graduates to progress within the dealer organization, such as service managers, parts managers, fixed operations managers, just to name a few. Through a combination of class and lab, you will be provided advanced automotive technical training, which is combined with a strong academic foundation in math, electronics, and analytical skills. During cooperative education in a GM dealership, you will receive an hourly wage and are assigned to an experienced technician who guides and supervises your training. That means you earn while you learn! Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the ASE exams and enter the industry as a mid-level automotive technician in dealerships and repair centers. According to www.ncatuocareers.com and the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for mid-level positions range from $25,000 to $45,000 a year and an experienced automotive technician with ASE Master Certification and high-tech skills can earn $60,000 to $100,000 a year! It is our goal to teach the technical and communication skills to set you apart from the rest.

Credentials available: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology

Average Class Size: 10 – 15

Things to Consider: You can further your education with the opportunity to transfer to East Carolina University and earn a 2 + 2 bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology. GM is the world’s largest automotive manufacturer. The benefits of working with the best include access to the latest in equipment, technology and automotive design. Your career path at a GM dealership can be exciting and rewarding and specialized technicians are in high demand!

Automotive Systems Technology/Multiple Manufacturing (ATEP)

Do you need to “jump start” your career? The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-changing fast-paced automotive service industry as an automotive technician, with potential opportunities in service management and self-employment. Through a combination of class, lab, and cooperative work experience, you will learn the basic theory and analytical skills necessary to troubleshoot many high-tech control systems with the latest diagnostic equipment. Graduates are prepared to take the ASE exams and enter the industry as a mid-level automotive technician in dealerships and repair centers. According to www.ncatuocareers.com and the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for mid-level positions range from $25,000 to $45,000 a year and an experienced automotive technician with ASE Master Certification and high-tech skills can earn $60,000 to $100,000 a year! It is our goal to teach the technical and communication skills to set you apart from the rest.

Credentials available: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology

Average Class Size: 10 – 15

Things to Consider: The demand for automotive technicians is high and projected to grow rapidly. Employment is projected to grow 14 percent from 2006 to 2016, compared to 10 percent for all other occupations. With more than 700 dealerships across the state, employment opportunities are available wherever you choose to live. Students can also build on this degree by transferring to East Carolina University and earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology.

Degree Program Information
Automotive Systems Technology ATEP/GM-ASEP (A60160)

Diploma Program Information
Automotive Systems Technology Diploma (D60160)

Certificate Program Information
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate (C60160)

Gainful Employment Report
Automotive Systems Technology