Are 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.
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. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification
Snap-on Wheel Service Certifications
Snap-on Diagnostics Certifications
Snap-on Multimeter Certification
Snap-on Torque Certification
NCDMV Safety & OBD Inspection Licensure
All students are required to purchase a laptop, hand tools, safety glasses, and uniforms. Costs are available by calling an Automotive Systems Technology instructor at (919) 739-6822 or 6951.
Students in the degree program are required to pay $30 for ASE Student Exams.
Employment (GM-ASEP): 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.
Employment (ATEP): Mid-level automotive technician
Salary: 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.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.
General Motors Technician Training (GM-ASEP)