Automotive Systems Technology (ATEP/GM-ASEP)

General Motors (GM-ASEP)

Looking to supercharge your future? The strategic alliance between General Motors, GM dealers, and over 50 carefully selected colleges like Wayne Community College will prepare you for a career in the ever-changing, fast-paced automotive service industry as GM Certified 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. Earn while you learn in a GM dealership. You will receive an hourly wage and be assigned to an experienced technician who will guide and supervise your training.

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!


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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.

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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.

Partnership Training:
NISSAN Technician Training Academy (NTTA) prepares you for a career as a factory-trained technician at NISSAN or INFINITI dealerships nationwide. You’ll gain hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair experience, qualifying you to step into one of the estimated additional 6,000 technician jobs NISSAN and INFINITI dealerships expect to offer over the next 5 years. Learn more about the NTTA program.

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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.

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