Auto Technology student

Automotive Technology - GM ASEP Option

63-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Automotive Technology GM ASEP program was developed to fill the growing need for highly professional, technically competent technicians for automotive dealerships. Learn on the latest automotive vehicles, components, educational materials and state-of-the-art equipment available. Training will include engines, fuel management, electronics, transmissions/transaxles, brakes and air conditioning. The General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM ASEP) has an emphasis on repairing, servicing and maintaining vehicles within the GM brand.

The program is a partnership between WCTC and General Motors (GM). Training takes place at WCTC classrooms/labs and a sponsoring GM dealership or ACDelco Professional Service Center (PSC) internship site.

  • Each semester, students spend eight weeks in class and another eight weeks at their paid internship.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school automotive classes.
  • Prepare for jobs such as automotive technician, auto mechanic or service technician.
  • Required, paid internship opportunities are available and provide technical, hands-on experience at GM dealerships/ACDelco Professional Service Center (PSC).
  • Students must secure a sponsor – an approved GM dealership or ACDelco-affiliated independent shop that agrees to hire them as a student/worker.
  • Prepare to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) student certified.
  • Earn EPA Refrigerant Recycling certification.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Learn about scholarship availability.
  • Students work on current model vehicles and components donated by GM.
  • Find out more information about the GM ASEP Education Training Program
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Average Salary: $35,989

Program code 10-602-5

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-100 ASEP Automotive Fundamentals2  
 602-130 ASEP Align/Suspension/Steering3  
 602-170 ASEP Automotive Brakes3  
 890-108 Employment Success1+ 
 602-187 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 11 *
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-107 College Mathematics3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-110 ASEP Electrical Systems & Acc4  
 602-180 ASEP Electronic Accessories2  
 602-191 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 21  
 602-150 ASEP Auto Temperature Control2 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 801-197 Technical Reporting3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-143 ASEP Fuel Management 14  
 602-192 ASEP Co-Op Dealer Exp 31  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-131 Automotive Welding Fundamental2  
 602-112 ASEP Fuel Management Advanced3  
 602-120 ASEP Engine Concepts4  
 602-193 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 41  
 809-195 Economics3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-114 ASEP Automatic Trans4  
 602-148 ASEP Auto Computer Application3  
 602-162 ASEP Manual Transmissions3  
 602-194 ASEP Co-Op Dealership Exp 51  
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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View course descriptions of all required courses

Block Schedules for Fall 2018

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-113 College Technical Math 1A 3
806-139 Survey of Physics 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Automotive Technology-GM ASEP. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80 credits, and 50%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue University GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Steve Angove

Steve Angove

Phone: 262.691.5465


  • AAS -- Automotive Technology, Waukesha County Technical College


  • ASE Certified Master Technician
  • ASE Certified in L1 and L3
  • G.M. Certified
  • Toyota Certified
  • NC3 Certified , Snap -on Diagnostic equipment
  • HVAC Federal Certification
Program instructor, Dean Buchholz

Dean Buchholz

Phone: 262.691.5465


  • AAS -- Automotive Technology, Waukesha County Technical College


  • ASE certified
  • GM certified
Program instructor, Don Oremus

Don Oremus

Phone: 262.691.5465


  • AAS, Wyoming Technical Institute


  • ASE Master Technician, GM Certified Instructor, Toyota Certified Instructor